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Kokopell' mana (assassin fly girl)
  • Hopi peoples
  • Kokopell' mana (assassin fly girl), late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6006

The standing figure's arms are in front of the belly. It has a black head with a white stripe down the middle and a black maiden whorl on the sides of the head. The white rectangle eyes have six white dots above each in a triangular shape. It has a white conical mouth and white dashes around the base of the face. There is a string necklace embedded in paint (original). The white maiden shawl has blue and red borders. The black maiden dress is over the proper right shoulder. There are green and red borders and a belt. The white arms are relief carved around the waist. There are painted black ties around both wrists. It has white legs and bare feet.