Salimopia Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Salimopia Katsina
Native Name Salimopia
Object Number 22618
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Cloth | Yarn | Hide | Fur | Metal | Mollusk Shell
Iconography Flower Blossom | Corn

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The face is unpainted with eyes joined by a horizontal band of black. The mouth is detached and flower blossoms are painted on the sides of the head. A collar of feathers surrounds the neck. A leather pouch is strung across the body and a shell pendant hangs from the neck. A painted breechcloth is wrapped around the waist with green and yellow yarn tassels. This figure is likely the Zuni Seed Warrior (Salimopia) Katsina.

Height 45.72 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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