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Mongwa Great Horned Owl Kachina

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1940: Item # 1408286

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Two types of masks: At First Mesa, a white case mask with beak, owl wings in place of ears. At Second and Third Mesas. a case mask covered with rabbit fur, "horns" of jackrabbit tails, beak. Fox skin ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, buckskin over back. White body paint. Carries a bow and a yucca whip. Appears in Mixed Kachina Dance, or in an ordinary kachina dance where he spies on the clowns. At First Mesa, he takes part in the Bean Dance and in the Water Serpent Ceremony. Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936 Height 4 1/4" C. 1930-1940