Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unidentified katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • unidentified katsina, late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood root, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5988

The small standing figure has a very tall tableta on the top of the head that is brown with grey, orange, white, and black linear designs. There are fluffy white feathers on top of the head. It has a brown face and ears, almond eyes, and a tube mouth. It has a yellow shirt and a grey and orange painted necklace. The arms and hands are relief carved around the body. It has a dark blue skirt with orange, white and black linear designs. The orange conical legs have a notch in front to indicate division.