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brooch depicting Shalako katsina
  • Leo Poblano
    active: United States
  • brooch depicting Shalako katsina, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • sterling silver, jet, coral, mother of pearl, turquoise
  • Object Height/Width: 10 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1477

The pin or pendant depicts Shalako katsina in a variety of stones and shell. The face and horns are turquoise, the headress is made of jet and shell with feathers of coral. The dress is mostly shell with small triangles and rectangles of jet and turquoise. The shoes are coral.