HOPI KACHINA FIGURE
HOPI KACHINA FIGURE
HOPI KACHINA FIGURE
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HOPI KACHINA FIGURE

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

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HOPI KACHINA FIGURE

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

HOPI KACHINA FIGURE


Depicting Citulilu

Circa 1890

Height: 12 ¾ in (32.4 cm)

Cottonwood, pigments, hair, horsehair, leather, fabric

Condition Report

Very good condition overall, with wear consistent with type and age. Minor chips, nicks, losses, scratches and abrasions throughout. A shallow diagonal crack at the center of the face. The proper right foot missing as visible in the catalogue illustration. The pigment very well preserved with minor losses throughout. Has base.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

George Terasaki, New York, acquired in the 1970s

Literature

Alexandra Pascassio and George Terasaki, Kachina: George Terasaki Collection, Paris, 2008, n.p., cat. no. 8

Catalogue Note

Citulilu is a Zuni name for a Hopi kachina that frequently acts as a "guard" for Chief kachinas. He is distinctive for the rattlesnake painted across his forehead, as seen in the present example. Among the purposes of "guard" kachinas are protecting audience members from close proximity to the spiritual power of Chief kachinas, thus acting as a sort of barrier between the human and the divine.

Sculpture from the Collection of George Terasaki
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