Unidentified Zuni Pueblo Katsina Doll

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Carver Unknown
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: wood, feathers, and other materials
  • Size: 9-½” height
  • Item # C4638B
  • Price: $950

This katsina doll has attributes of a Zuni Pueblo Katsina, however, we have been unable to find a comparable katsina featured in the book Kachinas of the Zuni by Barton Wright. In consultation with a knowledgeable Zuni katsina expert, we were told that this is not an existing or known Zuni katsina. We are therefore posting it as a matter of importance to our clients who we feel would be interested in seeing this and, perhaps, interested in adding it to their collection.

We refrain from calling it a fake. Rather, we believe it is a carving made for the purpose of selling to a non-Native person. Perhaps the carver chose not to make an accurate representation of a Zuni katsina to be sold to a non-Native.

We hope this presentation is of interest and informative. We found it to be so.


What is a Kachina?

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Unidentified Zuni Pueblo Katsina Doll was purchased from an Indian art dealer by a client from New York who now wishes to sell it.

Reference: Kachinas of the Zuni by Barton Wright

TAGS: Zuni PuebloKachina-Katsina Dolls

Close up view of the face of this Zuni carving.

Carver Unknown
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: wood, feathers, and other materials
  • Size: 9-½” height
  • Item # C4638B
  • Price: $950

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