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Large Hopi Polychrome Open Bowl Attributed to Paqua, c.1930
Although unsigned, this bowl is definitely the work of Paqua Naha, the first Frog Woman, who studied directly under Nampeyo in the 1910s. In particular, this bowl features a very white slip, which she created in the last few years of her career, prior to her death in 1955. Her daughter, Joy Navasie, became famous for her Hopi whiteware, using the slip her mother perfected. Additionally, the design on the bowl matches the design of other known pieces by Paqua. The bowl has an excellent band of glyphs on the outside and rings clearly when tapped. It measures 5" height and 10 1/2" diameter. The bowl shows minor wear overall, but is in solid, excellent condition, and is accompanied by a letter of attribution.
p2721 -- $2450