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Hopi Polychrome Suy-ang-e-vif Left-handed Kachina

Hopi Polychrome Suy-ang-e-vif Left-handed Kachina


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1266201

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Black case mask with diamond shaped eyes, mouth showing teeth, and a beard. Cloth or fur ruff. Breech clout, body covered with antelope, sheep, or goat skin, with hair on, red moccasins. Black horizontal stripes on lower legs and forearms. Carries bow in right hand, and a quiver full of arrows over left shoulder. Appears in ordinary kachina dances, in Mixed Kachina Dance, and separately as a warrior. He is supposed to have been derived from the Walapai Indians. Fewekes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 1938. Circa 1920. 9 inches in height.