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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Katsina doll, before 1884
  • Wood, paint, leather
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 6 5/8 in, W: 2 1/8 in, D: 1 5/8 in (H: 16.8 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 4.1 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3751


This is a Katsina doll made of carved wood. The male doll is painted orange. The hands rest at its waist and a leather bib is wrapped around its neck. It has a black face with a long nose and white horizontal stripes, no ears.