Butterfly Maiden


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Butterfly Maiden
Native Name Palhik Mana
Object Number 2009-10-37
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Edward Calnimptewa
Section American
Materials Wood | Acrylic Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Feather | Corn

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted white with multiple colors surrounding the mouth. An elaborate tableta headdress sits atop its head with painted symbols of corn. A white robe is draped over the shoulders and a black dress is worn underneath. Blue and red jewelry adorns the wrists, neck and ears. Two feathers are held in each hand. This figure is the Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana). Made by Edward Calnimptewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #120, Wright, B., 1973 #106)

Height 33 cm
Outside Diameter 12.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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