Deer Dancer Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Deer Dancer Katsina
Native Name Sowi-ing
Object Number 2009-10-52
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Vinton Lomahaptewa
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted | Incised
Iconography Deer Dancer | Walking Stick | Cloud | Corn

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted white and has an elongated snout bearing teeth. Antlers are affixed atop the head above a multicolored brim. Long ears protrude from either side of the head. The body is painted pink with white geometric designs. A painted kilt is wrapped around the waist and a sash hangs at the rear. The figure leans on two walking sticks, one held in each hand. This figure is the Deer Dancer (Sowi-ing) Katsina. Made by Vinton Lomahaptewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #91, Wright, B., 1973 #166)

Height 36 cm
Outside Diameter 15.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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