Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unidentified katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • unidentified katsina, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38.5 x 14 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5950
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Description
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Standing figure with arms slightly in front of body.
Feather on top of head. Tableta on left side (missing on right side) of head, green outlined in red with yellow crysallis or corn symbol. White head, face painted half blue, half yellow with black lines separating sections of the face. Eyes are thick horizontal lines. Green tube mouth with yellow end. Red strip painted on top of head. Neck and chest area painted yellow and the rest of the torso is red. Red painted necklace with blue dots. Upper arms have light blue bands painted on them. Hands are yellow. White kilt with red belt with black "x's." Kilt has green, light blue, red, black, and white geometric patterns. Yellow animal tail painted on the back. Legs are yellow. Light blue moccasin boots with green soles.