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A Rare Polychrome Rio Grande Pueblo Palik Mana Katsina

A Rare Polychrome Rio Grande Pueblo Palik Mana Katsina


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1367728

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The rarer Katsinas of the some of the Rio Grande Pueblos are stylistically similar to Hopi figures, though often made of pine wood. Hopi Katsinas are made of cottonwood and more simply painted. This doll has great provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD. She taught at UNM School of Field Research. She was born in 1910 and she died in 1972. This doll was purchased from her estate and sold by Case Auctions, Memphis, Tennessee. c.1920, 14" height x 2 3/4" width, 9 1/2" width of tableta