Crow Mother Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Second Mesa

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Crow Mother Katsina
Native Name Angwusnasomtaka
Object Number 2009-10-30
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Second Mesa
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Clint Lucas
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Crow | Corn | Feather | Cloud | Flower Blossom

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The head is turned to the left and the face is painted green with a black, triangular area for the eyes. A headdress of feathers is carved on both sides of the head. A painted blanket is draped over the shoulders and a dress is worn underneath. An ear of corn is held in one hand and a tuft of feathers in the other. This figure is the Crow Mother (Angwusnasomtaka) Katsina who may be considered the mother of Whippers or the mother of all Katsinam. Made by Clint Lucas. (Colton, H. 1959 #12, Wright, B., 1973 #66)

Height 22 cm
Outside Diameter 7.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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