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Kachina Doll (Zamalahaktoh)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, fur, pigment, feathers, hide
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 15 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (40 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Mau-i (She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo), Native American). Kachina Doll (Zamalahaktoh), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, fur, pigment, feathers, hide, 15 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (40 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5364. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.04.297.5364_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This kachina has a helmet-style mask with feather headdress, a snout with teeth, hide ears and a face painted with a snake design. He wears a short fur cape and hide boots, painted blue with red trim. His skirt is also decorated with a snake motif. His body has been painted with red pigment.
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Kachina Doll (Zamalahaktoh)