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Hopi Artist

Basket Plaque, c. 1900
Grass and leaf and dye
1/2 x 16 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (1.27 x 42.55 x 41.91 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P5012
Flat basket plaque. Coiled construction. Human figure with headdress in red, green, yellow and brown. On buff background.

grass, yucca leaf and analine dye

The figure depicted in this piece is Butterfly Maiden Kachina, Kachinas are part of the Pueblo pantheon of supernatural beings, and are often impersonated by masked dancers in ceremonies.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 34, fig. 60.

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