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Hopi-Tewa White-Slipped Polychrome Seed Jar with Corrugation by Nampeyo, c.1900 new
This superb example from the mature period of Nampeyo's pottery career combines her well-documented corrugation decorating technique with abstract avian and geometric designs. Nampeyo (1856-1942) perfected her white slip by this period, and it is thicker and lacks the craquelure of earlier pieces. This piece also shows Nampeyo's perfected seed jar form, and the seed jar is symmetrical and well-molded. The seed jar with corrugated decoration around the rim is one of her well-known innovations. The painted design is comprised of four identical panels that fit the jar's form well. The elements of her geometric design, specially the triangles and abstract bird, match other examples in her canon. The jar measures 10" diameter, and is in excellent condition with no repair. This is a choice example of both Nampeyo's molding and painting.
JTP1 -- $9800
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