Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Malo katsina
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Malo katsina, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, feathers, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 12 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5982

The standing figure's arms are bent in front of the body.

The figure has a white head with feathers on the top and back. It has red square popout ears with blue "x's." The proper right half of the face is yellow outlined in blue and the proper left half is blue outlined in red. There is a black line with white squares down the center of the face. It has a black tube mouth with red rectangles outlined in white on the sides. There is a green wooden ruff around the neck. It has a red torso. The proper left shoulder is yellow and the proper right shoulder is blue. The proper left forearm is blue and the proper right forearm is yellow. It has a white and blue painted necklace. Both wrists have a painted black tie. Both hands are white. It has a white kilt with blue, green, black, red and white geometric designs on the proper right side. There is a blue and black border on the bottom of the kilt. The proper left leg is yellow and the proper right leg is blue. It has red moccasins.