Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unfinished katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • unfinished katsina, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood, pigment, feathers, turqoise
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5962

The light colored wooden figure has circle eyes and a triangle relief nose. The arms and hands are relief carved around the body. The body is carved into a dress. It has two short separated legs. There is a small piece of turqoise on tbe proper right shoulder. Feathers were on top of the head. It appears to have been rubbed with white pigment and there is a spot of black pigment on the proper left side of the head.