She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). <em>Kachina Doll (Elsa-pa-sha [Mudhead Clown])</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, cloth, string, nails, 15 x 5 1/2 in. (38.1 x 14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4603. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4603_acetate_bw.jpg)

Kachina Doll (Elsa-pa-sha [Mudhead Clown])

Artist:She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo)

Medium: Wood, pigment, cloth, string, nails

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 15 x 5 1/2 in. (38.1 x 14.0 cm)


Accession Number: 03.325.4603

Image: 03.325.4603_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Mudhead kachina doll with 4 knobs on head, protruding eyes and mouth. Dressed in a black cloth dress tied around the waist with string and a black scarf around the neck also tied together with string. The arms are carved separately and attached with nails. The body is painted in purple-brown paint. Condition: Good. Nail holes in the bottom of the feet, probably from a previous mount.

Brooklyn Museum