Hopi Yellowware Polychrome Bowl by Nampeyo, c.1900 updated
Hopi-Tewa master potter Nampeyo (1856-1942) made this polychrome bowl around 1900. The bowl has several characteristics of both Nampeyo's molding and painting, including an extra coil on the rim and an original, abstract design exemplary of Nampeyo's Sikyatki Revival art movement. The swirl coming down from the "sky band" of the bowl has clouds and feather elements, as well as a feather coming off the end of the swirl. The clay the bowl is molded from is micaceous. The bowl measures 2 1/2" height and 6 3/4" diameter, and is in excellent, original condition.