Crow Mother Katsina; Silent Warrior Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Crow Mother Katsina; Silent Warrior Katsina
Native Name Angwusnasomtaka | Nakiachop
Object Number 40-27-6
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Cloth | Metal
Iconography Crow | Corn | Cloud | Rainbow

Two wooden Katsina, one of which is standing on the other's shoulders. The bottom figure has a face painted blue with a triangular area over the eyes painted black. A pointed, black headdress is attached to either side of the head imitating feathers. A painted robe is worn over the body with a dress underneath. The top figure had a blue face with rectangular eyes and an inverted triangle mouth. The body is painted blue and white and a painted kilt is wrapped around the waist. A headdress is attached to the top figure with cloud and rainbow symbols painted in blue, yellow and red. The lower figure is the Crow Mother (Angwusnasomtaka) and the top figure is likely the Silent Warrior (Nakiachop) Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #12 & 46, Wright, B., 1973 #66 & 52)

Height 52.71 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Dr. John W. Harshberger and the Misses Harshberger, 1940

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