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manangya (lizard katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • manangya (lizard katsina), late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, feathers, paint, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 44 x 24 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 5/16 x 9 7/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5785

Large wooden figure. Feathers with blue wooden beads on top of head. Head is white with light blue face. Back of head has red, yellow and blue spots. Red rounded ears. Face has black rectangle eyes outlined in yellow with white dashes. Large yellow lizard and large red lizard painted on forehead. Snout and cheek area are yellow outlined in red. Piece of white string tied around neck. Yellow torso with thick black horizontal stripe. Painted white necklace with blue dots. Arms wrap around body and meet in front. White hands with painted black ties around wrists. White kilt with sash on katsina's right side. Sash has green and black stripes with red and black step pyramid shapes. Has black triangles lining both sides of sash. Yellow legs and light blue moccasins.