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Auction 130, Lot 818

"[Lot of 22 - Kachinas]", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1903 (published)

Publication: 21st Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Color: Printed Color

5.5 x 8.5 inches
14 x 21.6 cm
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A great set of colorful heliotype Katchina plates from the Twenty-First Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology... 1899-1900. This publication contained the famous plates of Hopi Katchinas painted by three Hopi artists for Jesse Fewkes' report. Here we have several plates depicting Katchina participants in the Hopi Palulukonti (or Ankwanti) and Sumaikoli festivals, several Navaho supernaturals personated by the Hopi, and various Soyohim or masked personages. To name a few the lot contains images of Macibol, Corn Maidens, Tacab, Coto (both the Oriaibi and Walip version), Hopak, Tuckubot, Hoya, Wupamau, Macaias, Citoto, Yaya, Hokyana, Kae, Kawikoli, Ciwikoli, A'Hote, Patcosk, Tawa, Keme, Lenya, Tiwenu, Panwu, Turtumsi, Koroctu, Anya Katchina Manas Grinding Corn, Matia, Sowinwu, Piokot, Kutca, Toho, and many more. Many of the Katchinas are shown in both male and female versions. All printed in lovely, full printed color. This collection represents about half of the full set contained in the 21st annual report.


Condition: A

All are near with a little edge toning not affecting image. One has a slight trimmed margin on one side.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/2/2009