Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Katsina doll, 20th century
  • Wood, paint, feather
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 6 1/4 in, W: 2 1/2 in, D: 2 in (H: 15.9 cm, W: 6.3 cm, D: 5.1 cm)
  • Gift of D. Carleton Gajdusek, 2011
  • E77137


This is a Katsina doll with painted features and attached feathers. It is painted black, yellow, white, and red. One of the feathers has fallen off and is now separate from the object. There is a crack down the face of the doll. The tip of the Proper Left foot has been broken off and is missing. There is a string wrapped around the neck of the doll that forms a loop and may be used to hang the object.