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Mongwu (great horned owl katsina)
  • Pricilla Augah
    active: United States
  • Mongwu (great horned owl katsina), late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Pollaca, First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, felt, leather, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5992

The very small standing figure has a grey head with red, yellow, white, and black spots. It has striped brown feathers on the top and sides of the head. The black circle eyes are outlined in yellow and black. The yellow beak has a black tip with white yarn around it. It has a brown torso with white ovals and red circles. It has brown arms with white ovals. There are blue felt bands on the upper arms and black yarn ties on both wrists. It has a brown leather vest or sash. It has a blue and black felt loincloth with red and green borders. The legs are brown with white ovals and have black yarn ties around the knees. It has red moccasin boots.