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Nampeyo of Hano (1859-1942) Hopi Pottery

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:25.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Nampeyo of Hano (1859-1942) Hopi Pottery
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he lot features a wonderful Hopi pottery polychrome jar attributed to master potter Old Lady Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi, 1859-1942). The jar dates to late 19th Century early 20th Century. Provenance: From a 90-year collection out of Central Arizona in the Coconino National Forest. The piece shows a wonderful three-color polychrome pigment painted geometric traditional pattern in a typical olla pottery bowl design. Nampeyo (Tewa name Num-pa-yu, meaning “snake that does not bite”) was a Hopi-Tewa potter who is one of the most renowned master of her era with works in the National Museum of American Art, Museum of Northern Arizona, Spurlock Museum and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. The piece shows a wonderfully executed geometric finely stylized pattern of red, brown and black all displayed on a cream-colored slip background. The piece is thought to be a very early example and shows the correct patina consistent with its age. The bowl shows a red and black pattern with cream-white slip background. The inside of the bowl shows a slight red border with black edge. The piece shows some slight paint loss and a hairline crack which only extends between 1.25-1.5 inches. Measures overall 2.75”H by 4.5”W diameter. Shown are several digital photographs of Nampeyo which are not included.