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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0031   CAS 2016-0007-0031; 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 Theresa M. Zeena
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Ink; Glue
Description Angak'china (Long-haired Katsina) carved in cylindrical form without arms or legs; Turquoise mask with black rectangles for eyes and red, blue and yellow design on mouth; Carved red, green, yellow and turquoise feather protrudes upright from back of head; Cape painted red at the shoulders is that of a female; Incised and painted designs, including clan symbols, adorn the body: a green frog with a rain cloud, roadrunner tracks, a blue, four-petaled flower with white dots on the end of each petal, deer tracks, Kokopelli (the flute player), Grandmother spider, fox tracks, a girl’s doll and a pueblo. “Theresa M. Zeena Hopi Polacca, AZ Angak-china (Long Hair)” written in ink on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 32.6, Width = 6.2, Length = 5.8