HOPI KACHINA FIGURE
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HOPI KACHINA FIGURE

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

91011

HOPI KACHINA FIGURE

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

HOPI KACHINA FIGURE


Depicting Tasap

Circa 1890

Height: 12 ⅝ in (32 cm)

Cottonwood, pigments, cloth, fiber

Condition Report

Good condition overall, with wear consistent with ages and use. Minor nicks, chips, scratches, losses and abrasions throughout. The proper right arm, proper left forearm and hand and front of both feet missing, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The textile sash dry, frayed and fragile in places. An indentation, probably inherent to the wood, at the top of the head. Some pigment loss throughout as visible in the catalogue illustration. Has base.


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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. 38

Catalogue Note

Tasap or the "Navajo kachina" assumes dancing behaviors that the Hopi associate with the neighboring Navajo people. Among these behaviors is an exaggerated slowness to their dancing. They often sing Navajo phrases, and their costume bears a resemblance to those worn by actual Navajo dancers (Wright, Hopi Kachinas: The Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls, Flagstaff, 1977, p. 68).

Sculpture from the Collection of George Terasaki
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