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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0023   CAS 2016-0007-0023; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Hopi Indian Reservation: Second Mesa
Maker's Name Norman Hanie
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: cottonwood root and other wood; Paint; Shells; Leather; Feather; String; Glue
Description Koshari Clown katsina depicted with arms behind and wrists tethered to a horizontal bar, in public humiliation for wrongdoing; Facial features are painted in black, with the mouth turned down in sadness; The figure has horizontal black and white stripes over entire body and buckskin-tasseled horns; Additional buckskin tassels are gathered at the ears and the carved hair is bundled and wrapped at the nape of the neck; There is a necklace of shells painted red, turquoise, white and black, and shells on the wrists; “Norman Hanie” and his address are written in ink on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 32.0, Width = 20.9, Length = 14.8