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hon (white bear katsina)
  • Jeremy Lanza
    active: United States
  • hon (white bear katsina), latest year 1998
  • Where object was made: Moenkopi, Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0297
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Standing gifure on wooden base. He is standing on his proper left leg with his proper right leg lifted. Proper left arm is by hip, holding a bow, proper right arm bent at elbow holding a rattle. Figure wears a helmet-like mase with four Black and white feathers on top. Red "ears" on either side also have feather through them. White face has a snout with tongue protruding and black paw print on each cheek and another on the back of the head. Figure is not wearing a shirt, but is painted white, with two brown straps crossed over chest, arm band and turquoise necklace and bracelets. Brown skirt with black and red apron at front and back and a larger apron on side. White belt with black and turquoise details. Brown boots.