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unidentified katsina with bow
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • unidentified katsina with bow, late 1800s–1910
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, cloth, paint, metal, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 31 x 11 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 12 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in
    Object Height/Width: b 11.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: b 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5970.a,b

The standing figure (2007.5970.a) has a bow (2007.5970.b).

It has a round head with human features. The red, green and yellow bands are separated by black lines around the entire face and head. It has a square wooden torso with red Hopi corn symbols. It has arms with faded green paint hinged at the shoulders. It has a dark grey fabric skirt with blue zigzags. The legs have red and green vertical stripes.

The bow is painted with blocks of red and green and yellow stripes.