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Plaque

Object Number:NA1828
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Oraibi
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Rabbit Brush
Yucca
Sumac
Technique:Basketry
Wicker
Iconography:Katsina
Kachina
Height: 3.2 cm
Outside Diameter:49 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of F. S. Plimpton, 1907
Other Number:283 - Plimpton Number

Description

Circular, wickerwork, basketry tray. At center is an image of a Katsina, likely either the Shalako or the Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana) Katsina. The Katsina's face is yellow with a red, hachured area below the eyes. The edge is marked with alternating red and green ticks wrapped with a wide, yucca band. The reverse shows the back of the Katsina's head.

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