Presumably Poos’hum Katsina – Seed Kachina doll (variant)
Carved wood (cottonwood) and pigments
Height: 7 ½ in. – 19 cm
Ex private collection, California
As stated by the Brooklyn Museum, Poos’hum Kachinas appear during the spring planting season (Hakitoonmuya). They bring seeds of all kinds that have been blessed by the gods. Sometimes Poos’hum Kachinas are also called upon to help with the sprouting of young seedlings. The markings on this doll’s cheeks represent corn seeds.