Kachina Doll (Elsa-pa-sha [Mudhead Clown])
Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, cloth, string, nails
late 19th century
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Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
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She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Kachina Doll (Elsa-pa-sha [Mudhead Clown]), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, cloth, string, nails, 15 x 5 1/2 in. (38.1 x 14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4603. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4603_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Mudhead kachina doll with 4 knobs on head, protruding eyes and mouth. Dressed in a black cloth dress tied around the waist with string and a black scarf around the neck also tied together with string. The arms are carved separately and attached with nails. The body is painted in purple-brown paint.
Condition: Good. Nail holes in the bottom of the feet, probably from a previous mount.
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