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Katsina doll

Museum number:
2-72122
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
6 (previous number (donor's original number))
Accession number:
Acc.4765
Object count:
1
Description:
Maiden katsina (kachina); carved, painted and wood-burned cotton wood root figure. Yellow and orange 1/2 face with rectangular black eyes, 3 colored bands across lower face (aqua, pink, yellow) and a feather "beard" (carved and wood-burned). Wears a woman's dress decorated with narrow bands of pink and green above hem, and a decorated "maidens" shawl and boots. Shawl decorated along hem and around shoulders (green/black). Hair arranged in traditional Hopi whirls over each ear with straight side locks and bangs. One feather decorates forehead. Holds a basket or tray with blue corn cob and yellow squash. Damon Huma, carver.
Donor:
Lorrie L. Greene and Richard L. Greene
Collection place:
Arizona
Verbatim coll. place:
North America, United States, Arizona, Hopi
Culture or time period:
Hopi
Maker or artist:
Damon Huma
Collector:
Lorrie L. Greene and Richard L. Greene
Materials:
Cotton (textile), Ink, Paint (coating), Root (plant material), and Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
June 25, 2008
Context of use:
religious
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 13.5 centimeters, length 11.5 centimeters, and height 31.2 centimeters
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