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Kachina Doll (Tsitoto)

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Pueblo, Hopi
MEDIUM Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic
DATES 1960–1970
DIMENSIONS 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm)
SIGNATURE H. Shelton on the bottom
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tsitoto or flower katsina with body carved from one piece of cottonwood root. He has a multicolored-striped face and helmet-type mask, black slit eyes and a yellow bird beak. He has a bare chest painted yellow on the PL side and blue on the PR. He wears a white cape, and holds a rattle in his PR hand and plant fibers in his PL hand. He wears a beaded necklace and jingle bells on the bands on top of his boots.
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