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Deer Katsina

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RTCFA No. NA0938
Deer Katsina
Artist: Unknown
Wood, yarn, pigment, feathers, 15 x 5 in. (38.1 x 12.7 cm).

Geographic Location: Southwest
Region: Southwest
Group / Tribe: Zuni


/*This Katsina carving of a deer or antelope dancer may be Zuni. It is not Hopi. Horns are tape-wrapped and the rest of the attire better suits a Zuni interpretation of this figure.*/ —Martha Struever, American Indian art dealer and author /*This popular Katsina has power of the over rain and brings the increase of deer for hunting. The deer dancer is usually followed by a wolf or mountain lion Katsina.*/ —Ralph T. Coe