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Soyoko (ogre woman katsina)
  • Pricilla Augah
    active: United States
  • Soyoko (ogre woman katsina), late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Pollaca, First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, synthetic hair, felt, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 x 5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5995

The very small standing figure has a black head with red feathers on top and black hair partially covering the face. It has red ears and a green crow foot on the forehead. The black circle eyes are outlined in yellow. It has a wide horizontal mouth with a red felt tongue hanging out. It has a long black beard, brown arms with black yarn ties around both wrists, and a black fabric dress and shawl with red and green borders. It has a white yarn belt, white felt leggings, and red moccasins.