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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0025   CAS 2016-0007-0025; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Eloy Wytewa
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: cottonwood root; Paint; Glue
Description Sowi-ingwu (Deer katsina) with minimal, subtle painting; The figure has antlers, red flower ears and a carved collar representing spruce boughs and painted green; Left hand rests on a staff/cane, which is supported by the ground/base; Right hand holds a carved turquoise-painted gourd rattle; A carved wedding sash hangs down the back; Figure wears a carved heishi bead necklace and carved turquoise bracelet on left wrist; A bundle of feathers is carved into the hair; Unpainted torso is carved into a shirt with pockets and a collar button; Signed “Eloy Wytewa” in ink on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 41.9, Width = 15.4, Length = 16.0