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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0020   CAS 2016-0007-0020; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Buddy Dukepwa
Date of Manufacture 1986
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Leather; Glue
Description Guard Katsina with black mask, large red ears, and carved feathers on top of head; Eyes are painted white diamonds; Mouth is a gaping red rectangle with sharp white painted teeth; Figure is holding a bow in the right hand and a throwing stick in the left; Both weapons are painted with turquoise and black designs; A leather kilt and cape are worn; The left side of the body is painted in horizontal black and white clown stripes; Signed “Buddy Dukepwa ‘Hopi’ ‘86’” on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.7, Width = 11.0, Length = 12.3