Hemis Katsin Mana


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Hemis Katsin Mana
Native Name Hemis Mana | Humis Mana
Object Number 2009-10-36
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Dewey Sahmea
Section American
Materials Wood | Acrylic Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Cloud | Corn | Gourd

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted yellow with vertical red lines. The mouth is covered by blue and red horizontal bands from which a beard of green and red feathers hangs. The hair is painted black and tied up in large whorls. A blanket is worn over the shoulders and a painted dress underneath. A jar is held in one hand and leaves of a plant in the other. This figure is the Hemis Maiden (Hemis Kachin Mana). Made by Dewey Sahmea. (Colton, H. 1959 #133, Wright, B., 1973 #215)

Height 27.5 cm
Outside Diameter 7 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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