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Kachina Doll

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic
DATES 1960-1970
DIMENSIONS 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE H. Shelton on the bottom
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2010.6.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Henry Shelton (born 1929). Kachina Doll, 1960-1970. Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic, 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels, 2010.6.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.6.4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2010.6.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rooster (Takawee)Kachina Doll Kachina body totally carved from one piece of cottonwood root. He has a muti-striped face and helmet type mask, black slit eyes and a yellow bird beak. He has a bare chest painted yellow on the PL side and blue on the PR. He wears a white cape, and holds a rattle in his PR hand and plant fibers in his PL hand. He wears a beaded necklace and jingle bells on the bands on top of his boots. This type of Kachina dates to the post-Spanish era when the Spanish brought chickens and roosters into the Hopi territory. Rooster Kachina may appear during winter kiva dances.
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Henry Shelton (born 1929). <em>Kachina Doll</em>, 1960-1970. Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic, 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels, 2010.6.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.6.4.jpg)