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Kachina Doll

Object TitleRattle Runner Katsina
Native NameAya
Object Number:2017-15-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Kykotsmovi
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: R.S. Pentewa
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Yarn
Yucca Leaf
Iconography:Rattle
Whirling Log
Whip
Height: 30.6 cm
Width: 14.4 cm
Depth: 16.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

Description

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The head, which represents a rattle, is painted white with whirling logs on either side. The body is painted yellow and red and with hands painted white. A painted breechcloth is wrapped around the waist and a whip is in each hand. This figure is the Rattle (Aya) Runner Katsina. Made by R. S. Pentewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #48, Wright, B., 1973 #219)

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