Native American (Hopi Pueblo)
Potter Nampeyo (Sand Snake) (Hopi Pueblo, Hano (Tewa Village), First Mesa, 1860–1942)
Object Place: Hano Village, Arizona, United States, First Mesa
Overall: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) Diam.(Overall): 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Earth-red clay and slip. Jar’s widest point relatively low, neck turns in to mirror lower form and to form an opening about one-third the diameter. Four large, white hooked shapes encircle upper half with elongated black triangles swooping from behind. Black grid with a dot in each square on white ground below hook. Unbroken black line encircles vessel just below imagery.
Originally given to Margo Dawson's father, a patent attorney working with native tribes in the Southwest in the early part of the century; Margo Dawson to the mother of Joseph Elkins; sold to Dewey Galleries, Ltd., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994; Purchased by MFA, 1995, from Dewey Galleries.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc.