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Object Number:NA8922
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
Outside Diameter:27.94 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, 1918

Description

Circular, wickerwork, basketry tray. The face is unpainted with a yellow, triangular section from the forehead to the eyes and a green, triangular section from the chin to the eyes. A green and yellow headdress is painted around the head. The edge is painted and then wrapped with a wide, plant fiber band which is painted green. The reverse shows the back of the Katsina's head. The paint is generally faded.

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