Henry Shelton (born 1929). <em>Kachina Doll</em>, 1960-1970. Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic, 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels, 2010.6.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.6.4.jpg)

Kachina Doll

Artist:Henry SheltonPueblo, Hopi

Medium: Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic

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Dates:1960-1970

Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm)

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Accession Number: 2010.6.4

Image: CUR.2010.6.4.jpg,

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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