Rattle Runner Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Kykotsmovi

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Rattle Runner Katsina
Native Name Aya
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
Creator R.S. Pentewa
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Yarn | Yucca Leaf
Iconography Rattle | Whirling Log | Whip

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)

Height 30.6 cm
Width 14.4 cm
Depth 16.1 cm
Credit Line Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

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