Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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koyemsi (mudhead katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • koyemsi (mudhead katsina), late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5921

Small wooden figure. Brown head with one round knob on top, left and right of head. Grey feather attached to back of head. Round black eyes with white outline. White "V" on forehead with two vertical white lines on each cheek. Black oval mouth with white outline. Yellow scarf trimmed in blue painted around shoulders. Brown arms wrap around body to front. Black kilt with black legs and red feet.