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Hopi Wood Katsina Doll

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
418
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Hopi Wood Katsina Doll, representing Lenang, the Flute Kachina from the Mixed Katsina Dance, with red-painted body and yellow and pale blue legs, forearms, and shoulders, wearing a feathered cape trimmed with red tradecloth, the sack mask with hatched marks on the cheeks, rectangular mouth and eyes and long coiffure surmounted by a crown of wood pegs, ht. 9 1/4 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Newton, Massachusetts; Sotheby's, New York, October 25, 1984, Lot 162.
Estimate $800-1,200

Missing one large feather at the back; the ornaments on the head have been reattached; right thumb is missing the end


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Newton, Arizona, Doll, Hopi, Kachina, Mask, Native American religion, Pueblo culture, United States, Western United States

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