Black Ogre Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Black Ogre Katsina
Native Name Nataska
Object Number 2017-15-6
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Daren Silas
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String | Fur | Hide | Straw
Iconography Ogre | Bird Track | Saw | Whip | Quiver

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The face is painted black with a green bird track on the forehead and a fan of feathers behind the head. The eyes are bulging and the mouth is large, open and full of teeth. Horns are attached to the sides of the head. The figure wears a painted red shirt, painted blue pants, an animal skin with fur and holds a saw and a whip. This figure is the Black Ogre (Nataska) Katsina. Made by Daren Silas. (Colton, H. 1959 #29, Wright, B., 1973 #78)

Height 23.4 cm
Width 11.4 cm
Depth 12.3 cm
Credit Line Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

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