logo
CLOSED MONDAYS

Kachina Doll

Object TitleCrow Mother Katsina
Native NameAngwusnasomtaka
Object Number:2004-23-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: Jimmy Nequatewa
Date Made: 1938
Early Date: 1938
Late Date: 1938
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Crow
Corn
Cloud
Flower Blossom
Height: 27 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with black, triangular areas for the eyes and mouth. A black-painted headdress representing feathers is attached to the sides of the head. A painted blanket is draped over the shoulders and a painted dress is worn underneath. This figure is the Crow Mother (Angwusnasomtaka) Katsina who may be considered the mother of Whippers or the mother of all Katsinam. Made by Jimmy Nequatewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #12, Wright, B., 1973 #66)

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.