A wonderful 19th century katsina known as the Volz Collection. Volz was born in Germany in 1856 & immigrated to the US in 1876. In 1892 he was living in Arizona at Canyon Diablo near First Mesa as a trader merchant and postmaster and collected katsinas from the Hopis. Very little is known about Volz, except he was a trader on the Hopi and Navajo reservations from 1897 to 1910. His dolls had a particular style. In 1901 Volz sold 400 of these dolls, collected from the Hopis, to the Fred Harvey store. See 'American Indian Art', Summer 2005 regarding his collection.See file.9 1/2" H. x 4 1/2" W.$10,500.00
A very fine katsina with all original mineral paint. Small katsina on arm.
A very nice Hopi Kuwan Heheya Katsina with the original mineral paint and turkey feathers.
All original paint with turkey feather trim. Repairs to feet.
A very nice Hopi Tasap Katsina with the original mineral paint and turkey feathers.
10 1/4" H.
A very fine Hopi Hemis Kachina by Jimmie Kewanwytewa (b. December 1889 - d. July 1966). This Kachina was aquired directly from the artist at the Museum of Northern Arizona in 1962. Turkey feathers added. All original paint, no repairs. (See file)
14" H. x 4 1/2" W.
Carved cottonwood original mineral paint. Indigo blue and green.Ex. Larry Frank collection