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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHemis Katsina
Native NameHemis
Humis
Object Number:2004-23-5
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
Yarn
String
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Cloud
Phallus
Rattle
Height: 36 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number:1 - Other Number

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is bisected vertically into halves painted blue and red. Cloud and plant symbols are painted above and below the eyes. Feathers are attached to the top of the head. An elaborate, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted blue, white, yellow and red. The headdress has phallic and rainbow imagery. The body is painted black with a kilt painted over the waist. A rattle is held in one hand. This figure is the Hemis (or Humis) Katsina. Made by Jimmy Nequatewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #132, Wright, B., 1973 #214)

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