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nangasohu (chasing star katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • nangasohu (chasing star katsina), late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 x 10.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 4 1/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5774

Standing figure on a round unpainted wood base. White feathers on top of head and light brown and black feathers on back of head. White head with rounded red ears. Face has a painted green square with a black four-point star outlined in red in the middle. The green square is outlined on three sides in red with black slashes; the bottom is black with white dashes. Green yarn ruff around neck. Torso is black with horizontal yellow lines in pairs. Biceps have green stripe painted around them and forearms are yellow with brown criss-crossed lines. Green yarn tied around wrists. Hands are white. Red kilt with belt and sash painted in green and black stripes. Legs are yellow and have a thick green stripe outlined in red around the ankles. Feet are bare.