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clown katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • clown katsina, 1960–1975
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, feathers, woodpecker feathers, cloth, yarn, felt, plant fiber, buckskin, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20.5 x 8 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0292
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Standing figure on a rectangular wooden base. Figure is wearing a helmet-like mask, the proper left side black and white horizontal stripes with a horn-like projection at top with a plant fiber tassel and the proper right side is bright blue. White feather on top and at ears and a cylindrical nose with a red inside and pink exterior. He wears white pants with black below knees and white boots. His chest and arms are black with the exception of a large white circle center on the neck and his hands and forearms. Bright blue arm bands and yarn across chest. Black sash with front and back aprons strips down side. Bright designs on each.