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Kachina Doll

Object TitleDeath Fly Katsina
Native NameMastop
Object Number:2017-15-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: R.S. Pentewa
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Twine
Hide
Mollusk Shell
Iconography:Stick
Shell
Hand Print
Height: 20.8 cm
Width: 18 cm
Depth: 5.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

Description

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The entire body is painted gray with white hands painted on the torso and each appendage. A green collar surrounds the neck. The waist is wrapped with an animal skin and the moccasins are dyed red. A throwing stick is held in one hand and a shell rattle is attached at the waist. This figure is the Death fly (Mastop), a Chief Katsina. Made by R. S. Pentewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #6, Wright, B., 1973 #13)

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