Kachina Figure


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Kachina Figure   (1998.19.0212)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
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  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1940
Culture Native American: Southwest: Zuni

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 29.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 13.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 7.8 cm
Weight 159 g
Measuring Remarks H: 30cm. --MNH Remarks/Description Field
Materials Plant--Wood, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Painting, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Yellowish Gray (2.5Y 8/2) -Body of doll. Dark Olive Brown (2.5Y 2/2) -Brown design. Moderate Yellow (2.5Y 8/8) -Yellow flower (back left).

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Pearlstone, Zena. Katsina: Commodified and Appropriated Images of Hopi Supernaturals. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum, 2001. Portago, Andrea and Wright, Barton. Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006. Schaaf, Gregory. Hopi Katsina: 1,600 Artist Biographies. American Indian Art Series, Vol. 7. Santa Fe, NM: CIAC Press, 2008. Teiwes, Helga. Kachina Dolls: The Art of Hopi Carvers. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1991. Wright, Barton. Hopi Kachinas: The Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1977.

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Museum of Natural History, UIUC
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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