Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large unfinished katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • large unfinished katsina, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 43.5 x 17 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5771

Stylized human form, without legs or arms. The head is rounded on top, but shaped like a gumdrop. Short neck. Suggestion of breasts. Skirt-like bottom on the figure. Two grooves around waist. Light brown.