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Nampeyo Artist

Jar, c. 1900
Earthenware and paint
8 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (21 cm x 15 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1481
Large, squat jar with a marked medial shoulder and a round base. A black band marks the shoulder and upper portion of the design. Decorated with eight black and grey pattern segments on orange-red.

Yellow clay, red slip, and black paint

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 67, fig. 205.
"American Indian Art," 1(3) pp. 24-33.

Nampeyo, in addition to reviving the Sikyatki motifs, also used their traditional forms--like the flat-shouldered jar and the shallow bowl.

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