Bear Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Bear Katsina
Native Name Hon | Honau
Object Number 2009-10-47
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Woody Sewemaenewa
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Bear | Animal Track | Rattle | Bow

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted white with bear paws painted below the eyes. The ears are painted red and the snout is long and bears teeth. Large, black circles are painted on each appendage and on the torso. A painted kilt with multiple sashes is wrapped around the waist. The figure stands on top of a model Hopi dwelling. A bow is held in one hand and a rattle marked with a bear paw in the other. This figure is the Bear (Hon) Katsina. Made by Woody Sewemaenewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #87, Wright, B., 1973 #114)

Height 30 cm
Outside Diameter 13 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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