Depicting A-ha, the Kachin-mana, with maiden's whorls, beard and manta. height 10 3/4in
US$ 7,000 - 10,000
£4,600 - 6,600
5,400 - 7,800
The provenience of this doll is difficult to ascertain. It is not made of cottonwood, the medium for all Hopi dolls, but rather of pine. That fact points to a potential Zuni attribution, but the unusual flat style of the carving, the less elongated body type - more characteristic of the Zuni aesthetic, and the lack of articulated appendages potentially point to some other unidentified Pueblo.