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Clown kachina doll by Neil David Sr. (Hopi)

Clown kachina doll by Neil David Sr. (Hopi)

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Clown kachina doll by Neil David Sr. (Hopi)

Neil David Sr. was born in 1944 and has been active carving since the 1950's. He is a member of the Katsina and Parrot Clans and is from First Mesa on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. Mr. David is from a family of accomplished artists. His grandmother and mother were noted potters and his father and grandfather were carvers. He is an internationally collected painter as well as carver. Museum collections include: the Anthropology Museum at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, the Kashiwagi Museum in Nagano Japan (paintings), the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado Museum of Natural History in Denver, CO, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.

This a Rio Grande clown that is sometimes referred to as a Tewa clown. They are considered to be the fathers of the Kachinas. They behave in the usual manner of clowns with loud voices and outrageous antics. They also may serve as drummers for dances.

This kachina doll measures 6 1/4" tall including the base by 12" wide

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