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Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina and Altar

Auction:
2142
Lot:
276
Sold for:
$588$500

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Auction:
Sale #2142 - 2142
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 11, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina and Altar, Zuni, 20th century, the altar with terraced back, stylized cloud-shaped front, two stylized uprights on the front corners, painted with moon, rain cloud, rainbow, morning star, and terraced devices, the small separate kachina painted black with polychrome spots, turquoise necklace, and black yarn kilt, ht. of altar 7 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Altar, Hopi tribe, Kachina, Native American art, Native American mythology, Polychrome, Puebloan peoples, Turquoise, Zuni