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Hopi Polychrome Canteen by Jean Sahme

This superb polychrome canteen is the work of Hopi master potter Jean Sahme (b. 1948). Jean is the great-great-granddaughter of Nampeyo (1856-1942), descended through her daughter, Annie Healing Nampeyo (1884-1968). Jean's mother, Priscilla, and her sisters Bonnie, Rachel, and Nyla, are all renowned for their Sikyatki Revival pottery following in the family tradition. This canteen is decorated with classic Nampeyo family design of an abstract bird with eagle tail feathers dropping down. The form is of an ethnographic Hopi canteen used for water, and Jean's molding is perfectly rounded and symmetrical. The canteen measures 9 1/2" height, 6 1/2" depth, and 7 1/2" width, and comes to us from a private collection in Santa Fe.

JTP12 -- $1250

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