Crow Mother Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Crow Mother Katsina
Native Name Angwusnasomtaka
Object Number 2004-23-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Jimmy Nequatewa
Date Made 1938
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather
Technique Carved
Iconography Crow | Corn | Cloud | Flower Blossom

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)

Height 27 cm
Width 12 cm
Depth 8 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

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