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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0029   CAS 2016-0007-0029; 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: First Mesa; Village: Polacca
Maker's Name D. Namoki, Jr.
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Leather; Beads; Paper; Commercial yarn; Commercial thread; Glue
Description Owl Katsina with very detailed painting of the face feathers; Head turns on body; Figure is in action pose, with weight on left leg, right heel up and right knee bent; Both hands hold wooden whips; Body is painted orange with white ovals; Figure wears a paper apron with black, red, green and white designs, and a blue beaded necklace; Signed “”D. Namoki Jr. Tewa-Hopi Polacca, Az.” in ink on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 27.1, Width = 14.0, Length = 16.9