Kachina Figure: Palhik Mana, Butterfly Maiden


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Kachina Figure: Palhik Mana, Butterfly Maiden   (1998.19.2087)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
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  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1900 - 1961
Culture Native American: Southwest: Hopi, Pueblo

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 28.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 23.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 15.5 cm
Weight 382 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Feather, Plant--Wood, Textile, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Sewing, Painting, Carved
Munsell Color Information Vivid Red (7.5R 4/14) -Red triangles of headdress. Dark Gray (N 4.25/ 13.7% R) -Grindstone. White (N 9.5/ 90% R) -White of mask.

Research Remarks

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

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 No
Reproduction Information N/A

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