Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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koshari (Hano clown katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • koshari (Hano clown katsina), late 1000s–1979
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood root, paint, cloth, shell, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 29.5 x 17 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 5/8 x 6 11/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5800

Standing figure with arms held in front of body. Black and white striped pointed horns. White face with black cap. Black whorl tied in green yarn at back of head. Black drop eyes and frown. Protruding nose. String with shell tied around neck. Black and white striped body, legs and arms. Wrists and knees have strips of blue fabric tied around them. Brown detail on hands. Pink fabric tied around the waist. Blue fabric shorts and red-brown mocassin boots with white soles.