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Hopi Polychrome Katsina Doll Chaveyo(Ogre Katsina)

Hopi Polychrome Katsina Doll Chaveyo(Ogre Katsina)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1397000

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Case mask painted black with green mark on forehead representing a snipe track and white moon symbols on cheeks, snout with teeth, wildcat skin ruff. Velvet shirt, white trousers. Carries a knife. Chaveyo may come at any time during the spring months if Hopi children are particularly bad. "The boogie man will get you if you don't watch out." Voth, 1901; Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Nequatewa, 1948, p. 60. Provenance available. Chaveyo with half moon marks is from First Mesa. Height 11 1/2" X Width at the shoulder 3 3/4" ca.1900