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siyangephoya (left-handed katsina)
  • Albert Poleeson
    circa 1889–1978, active 1900s–1978
    active: United States, United States
  • siyangephoya (left-handed katsina), late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, horse hair, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 12 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 4 3/4 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5793

Standing figure on rectangular base.

Black head with white lines around face. Small brown feathers attached to top of head. Red ears on sides. White diamond eyes with two horizontal white lines through each. Red rectangular mouth with white triangular teeth. Beard of black horse hair. The proper right arm has black and white stripes and the proper left arm is solid black. Both hands are white and the right one holds a wooden bow. White tunic tied at proper left shoulder with a green band painted around the waist. The proper left leg has black and white stripes and the proper right leg is solid black. Brown moccasin boots with fringe.