Kachina Doll

North America | Arizona

Kachina Doll

Arizona

Pang Katsina – Mountain sheep / Ram kachina doll
Hopi, Arizona

Carved, painted wood (cottonwood root), wool
Circa 1930s-1940s
Height: 8 ¾ in. (22.5 cm)

Ex Sotheby’s New York, Oct. 1982, lot 351
Ex Galerie Flak, Paris, 2001
Thence in a private European collection

Mufflon kachina doll 22.5 cm / Galerie Flak Price on request
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.

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