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Kachina Doll

Object TitleZuni Katsina
Native NameSio (Katsina Name)
Object Number:2004-23-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: Jimmy Nequatewa
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
String
Hair
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Zuni
Basket
Height: 26 cm
Width: 9 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number:#4 (on tag) - Other Number

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with the forehead bisected by a black and white line. The forehead is divided into a yellow and purple side and a red and yellow side. The mouth is a protruding, yellow beak. One ear is a yellow horn with red hair hanging from it and the other side of the head has red hair. Clouds are painted on the back of the head. The body is painted red, blue, yellow and purple and a kilt is painted around the waist. A rattle is held in one hand and a basketry tray in the other. This is the Sio Katsina who represents the spirit of the Zuni. Made by Jimmy Nequatewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #262, Wright, B., 1973 #211)

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