ZUNI KACHINA FIGURE
Height: 12 in (30.5 cm)
Pine, pigments, cloth, fiber, hair, horsehair, wild turkey feathers
Very good condition overall for an object of this age and type, with wear consistent with handling. Some minor nicks, chips, scratches, and abrasions scattered in places. The forepart of the proper right foot is broken and glued. 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 1986
George Terasaki, advertisement, American Indian Art Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer 1986, p. 1
Andrea Portago and Barton Wright, Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures, Santa Fe, 2006, pl. 65 and p. 139
Alexandra Pascassio and George Terasaki, Kachina: George Terasaki Collection, Paris, 2008, n.p., cat. no. 23
According to Barton Wright "the Zuni kachina Kanatshu is thought of as a gentle dancer who comes in the winter. He usually dances with other kachinas like Kokoshi and at other times comes in a set. He is thought to be equivalent to the Hopi Talavai-i Kachina." (Wright in Portago and Wright, Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures, Santa Fe, 2006, p. 139).