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Kachina Doll

Object TitleMudhead Katsina
Native NameKoyemsi
Object Number:96-18-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1995
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Felt
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Clown
Mudhead
Feather
Height: 21.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Outside Diameter:10 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Drs. Fay & Walter Selove, 1996
Other Number:59 - Other Number

Description

Wooden Katsina doll painted reddish-brown. The face has exaggerated features and has four protrusions around the head and one on top. Each protrusion has a feather attached at the end. A black, felt scarf is wrapped around the neck and a black kilt is painted around the waist. Reddish-brown moccasins are painted over the feet. A feather is held in one hand. This figure is the Mudhead (Koyemsi), a type of Katsina clown. (Colton, H. 1959 #59, Wright, B., 1973 #238)

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