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Tile with a warrior or guard katsina

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Flat, rectangular tile with depiction of masked and ceremonially outfitted three-quarter length, frontal figure. Brown-black border of one wide and one hairline stripe. Figure is shown with a square face and geometric figures depicting the main facial features. The figure has two curled,...

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Provenance

Collection of Tony Berlant, Santa Monica, California, by about 1977; purchased by MFA at Sale no. 7066, Fine American Indian Art, Sotheby's, New York, 4 December, 1997, lot no.199.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Native American (Hopi Pueblo), about 1892–99

Object Place

Hopi, Arizona, United States

Dimensions

18.1 x 9.84 x 1.27 cm (7 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1998.5

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Decorative arts