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koshari (Hano clown katsina)
  • Tunnjovia
  • koshari (Hano clown katsina), late 1900s–2001
  • Where object was made: Hano, Walpi, First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 7 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5775
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Wooden figure on wooden pillar. Figure has black and white striped hat with two striped horns. Carved bit of black hair tied with a carved red ribbon. Face and body are mottled red and white with thick horizontal black stripes. Black human-shaped eyes with a black circle on the nose and cheeks. Carved blue ties around wrists and knees. Katsina's left arm holds a sixpack of grey soda pop cans. In his right hand is one can open that he is sipping from with a straw. Black loincloth with a green and a red stripe near the bottom. Right foot is bare and the left foot is wearing a red sneaker.