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Kachina Doll (Salakmana)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 9 1/2 x 8 x 1 1/2 in. (24.1 x 20.3 x 3.8 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 Hopi Pueblo (Native American). Kachina Doll (Salakmana), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 9 1/2 x 8 x 1 1/2 in. (24.1 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5528. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5528_transp6233.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 04.297.5528_transp6233.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This kachina doll has a Tihu shaped body- that is a flat paddle-like rectangle - and is wearing the elaborate cloud form of headdress. Painted red, white and blue. This form of doll is the sort given to young children during the dances.Based on the headdress, body form and face design, especially the eyes, it probably is Palhikmana.
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