Katsina Chief


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Katsina Chief
Native Name Eototo
Object Number 2009-10-32
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Manuel Kooyahoema
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Gourd | Cornmeal

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted white with plain features. A feather is sticking out of the mouth, drooping over a painted, plant fiber collar. A carved plume of feathers sits atop the head. A white, sleeved garment is worn around the torso and a painted skin over the shoulders. A painted kilt and a sash are worn around the waist. A gourd for holding water is carried in one hand and a bag of cornmeal in the other. This figure is the Chief or Father of all Katsinam, Eototo, who contributes to all ceremonies. Made by Manuel Kooyahoema. (Colton, H. 1959 #7, Wright, B., 1973 #18)

Height 26 cm
Outside Diameter 6.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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