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Angwusnasomtaka (crow mother katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Angwusnasomtaka (crow mother katsina), late 1800s–1972
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, fur, feathers, yarn, carving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5980

The standing figure's arms are on the front of the chest.

It has black crow wings on the sides of the green head and yellow and orange feathers on the top of the head. There is red and black braided yarn across the forehead and down the sides of the face. The face has two stacked triangles in black outlined in red. There is a brown fur ruff around the neck. It has a black dress with a white maiden shawl. The shawl has black stacked triangles, green and black stripes, and yellow diamonds outlined in red with red star symbols (square cross). The dress has a green and red border near the bottom, a white belt with pink borders, and a white sash with red lines on the right side. The yellow arms and white hands are relief carved around the body. The black legs have a yellow band. There are green moccasins with red geometric designs.