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Sio Shalako (Zuñi cloud person katsina), ??
  • Hopi peoples
  • Sio Shalako (Zuñi cloud person katsina), ??, early 1900s–1920
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • cottonwood, paint, carving, burning
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 9.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5972

This is a standing wooden figure.

It has a round head and cylindrical body. There is a black band across the burned eyes. It has red, yellow, and black bands across the bottom of the head and in a "v" shape on the forehead. It has a burned mouth and burned ears. There are black, yellow, and red geometric patterns on the body and a net-like pattern at the front of the open robe. It has small wooden shoes with red bands around the top and bottom. Most of the piece appears to have been white at one time.