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nuvak'chin mana (snow katsina girl)
  • Hopi peoples
  • nuvak'chin mana (snow katsina girl), late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18.5 x 8 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0298
Description
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Standing figure on a wooden base. The figure wears a white helmet-like mask with loaf-like projections on sides. The eyes are black rectangles with small dots over top. the mouth is a black triangle and there are two black lines on either side. Figure wears a black dress, white, black and red wearing blanket, wide white sash and white boots. Brown hands with turquoise bracelets resting at waist.