Kachina Doll (Corn Maiden)


Collection

Priscella Murr Collection


Identifier

MU3513


Artist

Aguino Juan


Description

This is a Hopi Corn Maiden Kachina. Her presence in the kachina dances is a prayer for corn. She also honors Mother Earth and her continuing ability to feed her children. Based on this corn maiden’s yellow corn cob body, she is known as a Yellow Corn Maiden. The doll also has a wooden feather headdress and peacock feather in a sash.


Medium

wood

Width

3.5in

Height

12in

Length

3.5in

Where Made (Country)

United States

Related place

United States

Name of Donor

Priscilla Murr