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nuvak'chin mana (snow katsina girl)
  • Jim Lomahaitewa
  • nuvak'chin mana (snow katsina girl), circa 1992
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 12 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0299

Standing figure on an irregularly shaped wooden base. The figure is wearing a helmet-like mask black rectangle eyes and vertical marks on cheeks. Large ruff at neck. She wears a blanket with horizontal stripes in black, red and light brown. Her dress is the same colors with blue and there is a scallop detail at the bottom of the skirt. She is holding an object, maybe a bowl, in fron of her abodomen.