A HOPI COTTONWOOD KACHINA DOLL
representing Hemis, with straight legs and bent arms carved in shallow relief, wearing traditional costume of kilt with "embroidered" sash, black body paint, and case mask divided into two color fields, surmounted by a terraced tableta decorated with fertility symbols, tableta support with painted corn symbol attached at back, feathers at top
Height: 21½ in. (54.6 cm.)
Collected by the present owner's grandfather, Rudi Blesh, who received this lot from Marcel Duchamp and Teeny Matisse. It had been gifted to them by Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning Ernst.