Lieutenant Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Lieutenant Katsina
Native Name Aholi
Object Number 2009-10-51
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Manuel Kooyahoema
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Feather | Flower Blossom | Gourd | Staff

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The head is conical and painted green with rectangular eyes and an inverted triangle mouth. The ears are painted flower blossoms, feathers and red hair. A colorful blanket is worn over the shoulders and a kilt around the waist. A staff is carried in one hand and a gourd in the other. This figure is the Lieutenant Katsina, Aholi. Made by Manuel Kooyahoema. (Colton, H. 1959 #8, Wright, B., 1973 #19)

Height 30.5 cm
Outside Diameter 6.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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