Rare Large Hopi Jar with Sherd Design by Rachel Sahmie
This huge masterpiece-level jar is the work of the late Hopi master potter Rachel Sahmie (1956-2022). Rachel lived on First Mesa, and is the great-great-granddaughter of Nampeyo, and the daughter of Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo. This jar is rare both because of its size and its unique sherd design, which Rachel used on only on a few of her pieces. The design is composed of many different designs in a collage across the surface of the piece: suns with feather motifs, Sikyatki birds, and abstract avian symbols. The jar fired well with the beautiful tonality from ivory to burnt orange that traditionally-fired Hopi yellowware pottery is prized for. The impressive jar measures 16" height and 11" diameter, and is in excellent condition with some minor surface cracks from firing.
P4338 -- $4650