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Hopi Polychrome Sio Salako Mana Zuni Salako Maiden

Hopi Polychrome Sio Salako Mana Zuni Salako Maiden


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1374516

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Case mask painted green with black band across eyes, horns on side of head, and snout. Douglas fir ruff. Body built on tall frame about nine feet high(Hopi Salako, No. 117, is seven feet tall). Frame covered with eagle feathers and ceremonial robe. Green moccasins. Special Zuni Salako Dance given at First Mesa on rare occasions. Fewkes witnessed one in July, 1900. Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stevenson, 1904. Mask and costume similar to male Salako, except that the female figure wears white boots. Accompanies the Sio Salako male in special Salako Dance at First Mesa. Height 8 3/4", Width 4", Horns 8" apart at the tip, c.1890, Provenance: Joseph Epes Brown and Elenitz R. Brown, Florence, Montana