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Kachina Doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Monongya Katsina
Lizard Kachina Doll

Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments and fibers
Circa 1930
Height: 10 in. (25.5 cm)

Ex collection Mary Anna Brown, school headmaster at Holbrook, Arizona circa 1900-1930
By descent
Ex collection Mark Sublette,
Medicine Man Gallery, USA

Price: sold

America - Southwest
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Kachina dolls (or katsinam) represent spirits or gods from the pantheon of the Pueblo peoples in the American Southwest. Given to children, kachina dolls constituted a pedagogical tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.