Eagle Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Eagle Katsina
Native Name Kwahu
Object Number 2009-10-55
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Eagle | Moisture Tablet

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted pink with an inverted 'V' shape above a yellow beak. Carved feathers sit atop the head and are attached to the arms to form wings. A large moisture tablet is attached to the back in order to bring rain. A painted kilt is wrapped around the waist. The base is carved and painted with waves. This figure is the Eagle (Kwahu) Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #71, Wright, B., 1973 #87)

Height 47.5 cm
Width 45.5 cm
Depth 19 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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