Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Koyemsi (mudhead katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Koyemsi (mudhead katsina), late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 5.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5977

The standing figure has a round brown head with knobs on the front, back and sides of the head. It has relief carved eyes and mouth. It has a brown torso and arm and is missing the proper left arm. The proper right arm is bent ninety degrees at the elbow. It has a black wooden kilt. There are black bands around the shins. It has brown legs and moccasins.