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Koshari (Hano clown katsina)
  • Emory Pohuma
    1915–1991
    active: United States, United States
  • Koshari (Hano clown katsina), late 1900s–1972
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • cottonwood, paint, paper, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 32 x 14.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5971
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The standing figure has a drum in the proper left hand and drumstick in the proper right hand.

It has two black-and-white striped horns on top of the head with brown paper tassels. There are brown paper tassels on the sides of the head. There is a black whorl on the back of the black-and-white striped cap. It has a white face with black almond eyes and eyebrows and a black moustache and goatee. It has a large protruding triangular nose and a pink open mouth. It has a black and white striped body and white hands with black Hopi lightning symbols. The proper right hand holds a white drumstick with a brown end and the proper left hand holds a light brown drum with a darker brown head. The left wrist has a blue rectangle on it. It has a black loincloth and red-brown moccasin boots.