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nakiachop (silent warrior katsina)
  • Zuñi peoples
  • nakiachop (silent warrior katsina), late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • cottonwood, paint, yarn, feathers, horse hair, paper, animal hide, cloth, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Agnese N. Lindley Haury
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5782
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Description

Standing figure on wooden platform with a vertical panel on back and two vertical pieces on front.

Platform has a back with red, green, yellow, white and black geometric designs. The back is scalloped in center and stepped triangles above end pillars. It has three yellow and green circle faces on the back as well. The front has two shorter flat pillars with stepped top edges.

Katsina has white feathers and black yarn on top of head and stylized wooden feathers in black and white on the back of the head. Brown fringed paper roll and hair attached to back of carved feathers. Face is blue with black popout eyes, a horn on the proper right with white feathers, and a black open mouth. Black yarn ruff around neck. Piece of light colored fur on either side below neck. No arms. Wearing a long dress with green, black, blue and red geometric designs. Middle part of dress has two blue and red tassels. Blue moccasins.