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Warrior Mouse Hero and hawk katsina style carving
  • Joey David
    born 1971
    active: United States
  • Warrior Mouse Hero and hawk katsina style carving, 1992
  • Where object was made: Polacca, First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 10 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 7/16 x 3 15/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0197

Katsina style carving made from wood. Standing on a small wooden base, there is a figure of a gray mouse standing on his hind legs. He wears a kilt that has a painting of a black snake going around it. In one hand, the mouse holds a knife, which he has stabbed into the breast of a reddish brown hawk that has its wings wrapped around the face and upper body of the mouse.