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Object description

  • A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo) artist
  • Katsina doll, before 1946
  • Wood, paint, feather
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 12 7/8 in, W: 4 7/8 in, D: 2 3/4 in (H: 32.7 cm, W: 12.4 cm, D: 7.0 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Frederic W. Fitts, 1946
  • E25994


This is a katsina doll made of carved wood. The doll has a geometric, columnar shape and is decorated with black, orange, and white paint. The doll's semicircular head is painted black at the top, and has black painted facial features. Two orange circles decorate the cheeks, and two orange painted semicircular ears project outward from both the right and left sides of the head. A brown feather extends upward from the top of it's head. Much of the paint has worn off.