Corn Maiden Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Corn Maiden Katsina
Object Number 2017-15-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Earl Mutz
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Iconography Corn | Cloud

Wooden Katsina doll. The figure is thin and tall and features four ears of differently colored corn painted down the front. The face is painted green and has a horizontal band of multicolored squares over the mouth. A black beard hangs beneath the mouth with a single feather down the middle. The painted robe is wrapped around the body with stepped geometric designs representing clouds. This figure is a variant of Corn Maiden Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #128, #129, #165)

Height 34.5 cm
Width 9.2 cm
Depth 8.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

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