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Koyemsi (mudhead katsina)
  • Hopi peoples
  • Koyemsi (mudhead katsina), late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 16.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5948

Standing figure with arms bent. Brown body. Head has three knobs attached to it, one on the left, right and back. Pointed horn on top of head. Popout hollow eyes and long snout. Black kerchief painted around neck. Yellow wristband with blue, grey, and black design on proper left wrist. Proper right hand holds a brown rattle. Blue belt. Black skirt with red and green stripe along bottom. Blue bands around both ankles. Bare feet.