Hopi Polacca Bowl with Walpi Designs by Nampeyo, c.1880
This Polacca bowl is attributed to Nampeyo and dates to 1880. The bowl features classic Walpi designs that appear on later Nampeyo pieces, and the bowl matches pieces in the Keam collection at the Peabody Museum in Cambridge. This example of Nampeyo's early work predates the Sikyatki Revival. The center star design has hatching and spots that represent rain. The bowl measures 3" height and 8 1/4" diameter, and is in excellent condition with one minor professional chip repair. This is an excellent example of Nampeyo's early, pre-Sikyatki Revival pottery.
P4651 -- $3250