Hopi Yellowware Canteen by Nampeyo, c.1905
This yellowware canteen is an excellent example of the mature work of Nampeyo (1856- 1942), the matriarch of modern Hopi pottery. It has a traditional spherical form. The yellow slip and the curvilinear abstract feather design are inspired by ancient Hopi pottery excavated in the 1890s. Nampeyo frequently used this design on her open bowls and jars. Nampeyo's work in this style initiated a new period of Hopi pottery aesthetics called the Sikyatki Revival. This canteen measures 5" long by 4" thick by 4 1/2" wide. It is in excellent original condition. It is guaranteed authentic and ships with a letter of authenticity from the gallery. An excellent piece by an important Native American modern artist.