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atosle (ogre woman katsina), ??
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • atosle (ogre woman katsina), ??, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Hano, Walpi, First Mesa, Southwestern United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, synthetic fur, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 39.5 x 18 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 1/2 x 7 1/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5801

Standing figure with an animal-like head. Black head with black and white wooden feathers along top. Horns are black with blue stripe. Shaggy white fur and feathers on top of head. Feathers on back of head. Popout white eyes with black pupils. White crow foot symbol on forehead and white Hopi friendship symbol on each cheek. Large open snout painted red inside with white pointed teeth. Black and white striped wooden ruff around neck. Shaggy white fur shawl tied at neck. Red torso with white spots. Arms and hands are relief carved around the waist. Red skirt has black snake pattern outlined in white and red, black and blue stripes around the base with white dashes. Black legs and red leggings with white polka dots. Black moccasins.