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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0030   CAS 2016-0007-0030; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Bill Seweymaeneva
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Glue
Description Shalakomana katsina (possibly) with a turquoise mask and black rectangles forming eyes and mouth; Hair is carved and painted black, with fringe above eyes and length down back; Cheeks are decorated with black, red, white and mustard yellow horizontal designs; Figure wears painted turquoise rings on four fingers, turquoise and black cuff bracelets on both hands, and a carved turquoise pendant necklace; Carved feathers previously adorned top of head, but have broken off and are missing; Long carved shawl covers shoulders and falls open in front; Bottom corners of shawl come together in front of body; Lower body of figure has a three-tiered pueblo carved into it; Figure holds a red cylinder in left hand and a painted gourd in the right; “Bill Seweymaeneva” written in pencil on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 25.2, Width = 7.0, Length = 7.3