Hopi Sio Hemis Katsina
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Item available for viewing at Objects of Art - Santa Fe & The Antique American Indian Show - Santa Fe
The katsina is 16 ½” tall, including the professional base, and 5 3/4” wide.
This katsina has interesting provenance. It came from the Wendell Gates collection and was descended in the family. Gates was a Professor of Art at San Jose State University for 30 years. He was also a prolific painter of landscapes and portraits. He lived from 1911 to 2000.