HOPI KACHINA FIGURE
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HOPI KACHINA FIGURE

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

HOPI KACHINA FIGURE

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

HOPI KACHINA FIGURE


Depicting Kawaika-a

Circa 1900

Height: 12 ⅝ in (32 cm)

Cottonwood, pigments

The reverse of the proper left heel inscribed in black ink: "18-6185"

Condition Report

Very good condition overall for an object of this type and age, with wear consistent with age and use. Minor nicks, chips, scratches, losses and abrasions throughout. The pigment very well preserved with very minor losses 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. 32

Catalogue Note

An uncommon doll in recent history, the Kawaika-a kachina comes from the Laguna Pueblo. During Hopi ceremonies they appear as group dancers in the Line or Mixed dances. They are closely related to Sio Soyowa and Tiwenu kachinas (Galerie Flak, ed., Esprit Kachina, Paris, 2003, p. 105).

Sculpture from the Collection of George Terasaki
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