Hopi Pueblo. <em>Kachina Doll (Koa)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, string, cotton, 7 13/16 × 2 15/16 × 2 in. (19.8 × 7.5 × 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5554. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.04.297.5554_front.jpg)

Kachina Doll (Koa)

Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Wood, pigment, string, cotton

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 7 13/16 × 2 15/16 × 2 in. (19.8 × 7.5 × 5.1 cm)


Accession Number: 04.297.5554

Image: CUR.04.297.5554_front.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Slab style kachina doll with black horizontal lines for eyes and mouth, and black, red and yellow horizontal stripes on face and two-horn headdress. The figure has two red dots on chest, vertical red lines on body, and painted yellow and black arms and hands. This kachina is Tatangaya, the hornet or wasp kachina. This type of kachina is given to children.

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