Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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palhik' mana (water drinking girl)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • palhik' mana (water drinking girl), late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36.5 x 20 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5929

Standing figure. Three step pyramid shaped tablets attached to head. Top one is white and left and right tablets are red. Each has a corn symbol. Black hair painted around face and on top of head. Face is white with round red spots on cheeks and horizontal black eyes. Mouth is a black horizontal line with a black circle around it and has five red lines painted down to chin. Black shoulder wrap dress painted on white wooden body. Hands are wrapped around body meeting in the middle.