Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unidentified katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • unidentified katsina, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5960

Standing figure with arms on belly. Unpainted head with black vertical dashes on the back. Green face with red ears and a black tube mouth. Eyes are a stripe of black and white. Painted black dress with a white shawl. Shawl has a light brown Hopi cloud symbol outlined in black with a red and green cloud outline as well. Hands are relief carved around the waist. White belt with black dots and lines. White moccasins.