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Hú (whipper kastina), ??
  • Hopi peoples
  • Hú (whipper kastina), ??, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 23 x 22.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 9 1/16 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5955

Standing figure holding two swords.

Grey feathers on back of head. Fluffy pink feathers on top of head and attached to each horn. Black face with popout eyes and two snakes curved around eyes. Proper left snake is blue and proper right one is yellow. Horns are blue, light blue, and black. Rectangle mouth with red lips and white teeth. Black beard with white feathers. White string around neck. Black torso with brown semicircle outline in white on stomach and back. Upper arms are black and forearms are brown with white line around elbows. Proper right wrist is wrapped with black yarn and proper left wrist has a silver, blue and black painted band. Both hands are white and hold a green wooden leaf (yucca whip?). Brown kilt with a black snake with white detail around it. Red, yellow and blue stripes at the bottom separated by black lines with white dashes. Brown sash with darker brown vertical lines. Brown legs and moccasins.