Cow type kachina mask - Leather - Hopi-style

Cow type kachina mask - Leather - Hopi-style
Early 21st century

Magnificent so-called Cow Mask

In the Hopi style.
Wood, skin, vegetable fibres, feathers and pigments.
Height: 40 cm; Width: 50 cm; Depth: 30 cm; and 60 cm high including the stand.
Age-related wear.
Sold with the stand.

We can observe the typical features of the Kachina Cow: a helmet mask in skin which is covered with pigments, a pair of horns is placed on the temples of the mask, whereas the mouth, made of the same matter, is in the form of a duck beak on which are drawn sharp teeth; and finally the globulous eyes were added.

US law forbids the sale of sacred objects of Amerindian art. The artefact offered in this auction is a reproduction in the style of Amerindian tribes.

Lot details
Cow type kachina mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Early 21st century
Sold with stand
40×50×30 cm
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