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Koyemsi (mudhead katsina)
  • Hopi peoples
  • Koyemsi (mudhead katsina), early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, paint, stone, shell, fur, cloth, bone? carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5985

The small standing figure has a brown head with hollowed out circles for the eyes and mouth. There are knobs on the top, back and sides of the head. It has a black cloth kerchief and brown fur around both shoulders. The arms and torso are brown. It has black cloth kilt and a belt with various types of rocks and shells. The brown feet are bare. The arms and legs may be bone.