Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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LADLE
LADLE
TitleLADLE
Case Location0112
Cultural AffiliationHopi
CA details1st Mesa
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
DescriptionLike artifact numbers 109 and 112, the handle of this ladle (or cup, the differences aren't well defined in the literature), is an effigy, or representational image, of a Koyemsi (Mudhead), a multi-faceted or multi-purpose sacred clown introduced from Zuni. Below the interior rim is a band of cloud motifs, and the center of the interior is decorated with what may be a Hopi Pahlik Mana (Water Drinking Girl). Pahlik Mana appears during women's dances, especially the Mamzrau Initiation Dance. Pahlik Mana is never masked at First or Second Mesa and so she is not viewed as a katsina there, but she is a katsina at Third Mesa and is always masked when carved as a doll.
DescriptorsLADLE
Length14.1 cm
Height5.7 cm
Width10.1 cm
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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