Medium: Wood, pigment
Dates:late 19th century
Dimensions: 11 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/16 in. (27.9 x 8.9 x 8.1 cm)
Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 04.297.5525
Catalogue Description: This is a painted Koshare clown kachina doll with a sad face. During ceremonies clowns provide much fun and merriment but they also do personify supernatural beings and serve an important social function. They serve as every person’s social conscious and are quick to ridicule and point out transgressions through their antics. No one is safe from their ridicule Hopi and non-Hopi individuals alike.