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tsuku (Hopi clown katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • tsuku (Hopi clown katsina), late 1800s–1972
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, pinecone, yarn, wool, string, carving, synthetic fur
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 9.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5777

Yellow figure on round unpainted wooden base. He stands with bent arms held in front of body. Black fur covers top and back of head. Eyes and mouth are black circles outlined in white and red with a red horizontal line running across the face. Necklace made of brown string and pinecone pieces. Black and green yarn tied around both wrists. Black wool loincloth with a red and a green horizontal stripe. Blue and black thread tied around ankles. Brown moccasin boots.