Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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night dancer katsina
  • Keith Yazzie
  • night dancer katsina, circa 1974
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, turkey feathers, fur, buckskin, shell, yarn, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 15 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0295

Standing figure on square wooden base. He is on his left leg with his right leg lifted. His arms are bent at the elbow.He has a helmet-like mask in blue with bulging black eyes and large red ears. Mouth is a red rectangle with black and white triangles. Bushy brown fur beard and white tipped brown feathers on head. Tuft of brown fur in right hand. His brown chest is streaked with white . He has black arm bands. He is wearing a white skirt with a black and red triangle and red stripes on the proper right side. Red, green and brown sash. He has light coclored buckskin boot toppers with fringe at the bottom.