HOPI KACHINA FIGURE
Depicting an Unknown Spirit
Height: 8 ¼ in (21 cm)
An old paper label to the reverse
Good condition overall for an object of this age and type, with weathering and wear consistent with great age of the object. Minor nicks, chips, scratches, losses and abrasions throughout. Both hands missing as visible in the catalogue illustration. A loss to the front of the proper right foot. Perforations to the head visible for now missing attachment. 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.
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George Terasaki, New York, acquired by the 1970s
Alexandra Pascassio and George Terasaki, Kachina: George Terasaki Collection, Paris, 2008, n.p., cat. no. 3
Some Hopi dolls are unidentifiable owing to the vicissitudes of age and neglect. Identification is especially difficult if the kachina's mask has lost its painted details, as is the case for this exceptionally old example.