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sipikne (Zuñi warrior katsina)
  • Hopi peoples
  • sipikne (Zuñi warrior katsina), mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, buckskin, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 18 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 7 1/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5781

Figure with right arm raised, standing on round unpainted wood base. Green case mask with white and brown feathers on crown. Black circle eyes outlined in white joined by black stripe outlined in red. Prominent yellow cylindrical nose. Daisy shaped flower in a black circle with petals in yellow, white, orange (identified as Hopi flower symbol) on each side of head. Pink painted body, black yarn wrist bands, green painted arm bands, green and white painted necklace, buckskin sash criss-crossing torso with fring at low points. White hands hold green arrow toothpicks in the left hand and broken off bow in the right hand. White kilt with black downpointed triangles, black and yellow flower and green stripes. Barefoot with black yarn tied around the legs below knees.