Eagle Katsina

Maker and role
Artist: Otto Pentewa, Hopi, 1899-1961
Year
ca. 1930

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Media/materials
Wood, paint, feathers, and twine
Credit line
Gift of Jane Stieren Lacy
Accession number
2009.12
Object type
Location
Further information
Otto Pentewa was one of the first Katsina makers to sign their work. Before Katsina dolls became popular among collectors, Katsina artists remained anonymous because there was a cultural emphasis on maintaining the belief that Katsina dolls came directly from Katsina spirits.

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