Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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soyoko (ogre woman katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • soyoko (ogre woman katsina), late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood root, feather, paint, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5922

Small wooden figure. Single yellow feather at top of head. Black face with square red ears. White crow foot mark on forehead and two white semicircular lines (identified as Hopi friendship symbol) on cheeks, back of head and top of snout. Black round eyes with yellow outline. Black snout with painted white teeth and red lips. Black body with light blue painted decoration. White arms wrap around body to front. Red, white, and black striped kilt. Feet/legs are yellow, black, and red striped.