University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleMudhead Koyemsi Kachina
Object Number:2009-10-33
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pueblo
Provenience: Arizona
Hopi Pueblo
Culture Area: Southwest (Culture Area)
Maker: Delmer Larson
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:mudhead
Koyemsi
Height: 30 cm
Outside Diameter:8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

Description

Mudhead Koyemsi Kachina. Standing figure with brown, abstract head with two projecting eyes and projecting mouth, and spherical projecting ears with a small feather hanging from each. White, long-sleeved, knee-length garments trimmed and decorated in black, green, blue, and red geometric designs. Dark green, wreath-like wrap covers neck. Figure holds white staff in proper left hand and green and white rattle-like object in proper right hand. Figure wears red, green, and white shoes as well as a long black, yellow, and white animal pelt hanging from back. Multi-colored feathers and wooden projections stick out from back/top of head. Stands on round, flat base. Signed: "Delmer Larson".


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