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Kachina Doll (Kyanaque Kahana)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, pigments, cotton, hide, wool, feather, paper, metal
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 15 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (38.1 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Curator Stewart Culin, when he collected this doll identified it as kyanaque ko-ha-na or Kanakwe. In his 1907 diaries he saw a performance of the Kanakwe dancers in the plaza in Zuni. This doll matches the description of the regalia these dancers were wearing exactly.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Kachina Doll (Kyanaque Kahana), late 19th century. Wood, pigments, cotton, hide, wool, feather, paper, metal, 15 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (38.1 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4623. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4623_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 03.325.4623_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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