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Hopi Polychrome Jar with Eagle Tail Design by Rachel Namingha Nampeyo

This polychrome jar is signed "Rachel Nampeyo," indicating it was potted by Rachel Namingha Nampeyo (1903-1985). Rachel was a significant Hopi master potter who was instrumental in continuing the Sikyatki Revival. She was the granddaughter of Nampeyo and the daughter of Annie Healing Nampeyo. Rachel was also the mother of Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo, and the grandmother of Rachel Sahmie, two other monumental Nampeyo family potters.

This classic jar features one of the most well-known Nampeyo family designs, the eagle tail design. The eagle tail design was perfected by Nampeyo and passed down through the generations. The jar is well-molded, and traditionally pit-fired. A red square frames the mouth of the jar, creating four panels of eagle tail feathers and talons dropping down the sides of the jar. The jar measures 6 1/2" height and 8" diameter, and is in excellent, original condition. This is an excellent example of Rachel Nampeyo's work and traditional Nampeyo family pottery. Complimentary shipping is included.

P4594 -- $1850



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