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
  • wood, paint, buckskin, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 39.5 x 14.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 1/2 x 5 11/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5958
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Description

Standing figure with arms at sides. Blue face with black stripe outlined in red across top and extending down to snout. Yellow tube ears. Black rectangle eyes outlined in grey-blue. Red circle surrounded by black dots on each cheek. Black snout with blue stripe. Black and blue stripes along bottom of face. Long strip of buckskin on back of head with remnants of feathers. Red torso with blue semicircles and vertical stripes down to waist. Upper arms are red with a grey-blue band around bicep. Forearms are light blue and there is a black stripe around both wrists. Hands are yellow. White kilt with thick blue band across bottom. Painted red belt with black "x's." Painted sash on proper right side has yellow, red, grey-blue, black, and white stripes. Yellow legs. Red moccasins with black soles.