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Object description

  • Hopi
  • Katsina doll, before 1884
  • Wood, paint, plant fiber
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 7 5/8 in, W: 2 7/8 in, D: 2 1/8 in (H: 19.4 cm, W: 7.3 cm, D: 5.4 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3750


This is a wooden katsina doll of a stylized male figure. The body is orange with black representing a loincloth and spotted leggings. It has a round black head with white marks on the cheeks, protruding eyes and nose as well as ears. There is a string at the top of the head and around the neck. The string around the neck may be used to hang the figure. The hands are missing.