A set of Hopi game pieces
Lot 5008
A set of Hopi game pieces
Sold for US$ 10,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A set of Hopi game pieces
Wilson Tawaquaptewa, conceived as four "kachina" dolls, two resembling Mudheads and two long-eared types, each hollowed out at the base, complemented by a small wood ball.
height 9 - 7in


  • The current lot represents the necessary components of a Hopi game known as baksivu, a "shell game" where participants attempt to guess under which figure lays the small ball after shuffling it about. For an illustration of an earlier baksivu set and information on the rules of the game, see Wright, Barton, 1979, pp. 79-80.
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