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Katsina doll

Museum number:
2-72196
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
93 (previous number (donor's original number))
Accession number:
Acc.4765
Object count:
1
Description:
Talavai early morning katsina (kachina); carved and painted wooden figure; blue-green case mask with tubular nose; flat and rounded red ears, Douglas fir ruff and carved feather "halo." Eyes are black rectangles, cloud symbols on cheek. Body painted red, yellow and turquoise. Wears a red and black shawl, woman's sash, decorated (red, green, black) kilt, Taos boots with red/yellow/turquoise anklets, black knee and wrist bands with tassels. Inlaid turquoise/coral bracelet on left wrist, fox pelt bustle. Carries a fir bough in one hand and a bell in the other. Terrance Lewis, carver, 1995.
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:
Terrance Lewis
Collector:
Lorrie L. Greene and Richard L. Greene
Materials:
Cottonwood root, Douglas fir, and Paint (coating)
Taxon:
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
June 25, 2008
Context of use:
ceremonial or religious
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 9.3 centimeters, length 10 centimeters, and height 28 centimeters
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