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Rare Triple-Lobe by Priscilla Namingha, c. 1980

Rare Triple-Lobe by Priscilla Namingha, c. 1980 Image 1 Rare Triple-Lobe by Priscilla Namingha, c. 1980 Image 2 Rare Triple-Lobe by Priscilla Namingha, c. 1980 Image 3

Rare Triple-Lobe by Priscilla Namingha, c. 1980

Of course, Rachel Namingha had another daughter who became a well known potter in her life, and that is Priscilla Namingha(1924-2008). Because of her artistic accomplishments she was recognized as a ?Living Treasure? by the state of Arizona in her lifetime, but perhaps a greater achievement was in raising and teaching four of her own daughters to make fine traditional pottery: the four Sahmie Sisters Nyla, Jean, Rachel, and Bonnie who all carry Nampeyo?s Sikyatki Revival Art Movement into the future.

This triple lobe form is classic. Bi-and triple lobe forms were made in ancient times, but here Priscilla has made the form in her own unique way, and decorated it with familiar Nampeyo designs.

It's more than a flat lazy bowl--it's a free standing piece of sculpture. It measures 11" long by 4.5" in height. It is clearly signed on the bottom, and has no repairs or restoration.

It was purchased directly from Priscilla by William Worrell in the 1980s.

Provenance: William Worrell, Flagstaff.
p4119

p4119 -- $2200



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