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Although it looks like a toy, what is this Hopi Kachina eagle figure considered to be?
Answer: Kachinas are deified ancestral spirits. These hand-carved dolls are given to girls by masked kachina performers during ceremonies. The dolls are meant to be studied and treasured.
Image: Kachina Figure: Eagle (1998.19.0222), courtesy of the Spurlock Museum.