Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Koyemsi (mudhead katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Koyemsi (mudhead katsina), late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Oraibi, Second Mesa, Third Mesa, Northern Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28.5 x 11 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5966

The standing figure's arms are bent before the body.

It has a brown head with a round knob on each side and on the top and back. It has popout eyes with horizontal slits and a flat snout with a slit for the mouth. It has a brown torso and arms. There is a light green kerchief painted around the neck. The proper right hand holds a brown rattle. It has a black kilt with a red and green border around the bottom and brown legs with black leggings painted on. It has red moccasin boots with white soles.