Sun Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Sun Katsina
Native Name Tawa
Object Number 2009-10-43
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Tino Youvella
Section American
Materials Wood | Acrylic Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Sun | Rattle | Bell

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is segmented with the forehead painted yellow and red and the lower part of the face painted blue. Rays of painted, carved feathers form a circular headdress around the head. The back of the head and a collar around the neck both imitate feathers. The body is painted red, yellow and blue and a kilt is painted around the waist. A rattle is held in one hand and a bell in the other. This figure is the Sun (Tawa) Katsina. Made by Tino Youvella. (Colton, H. 1959 #146, Wright, B., 1973 #124)

Height 31 cm
Outside Diameter 14 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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