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A rare Walpi polychrome pottery “Eagletail”

jar by Nampeyo of Hano, circa 1900-1910

This is a most rare and wonderful small jar potted by the legendary Hopi potter, Nampeyo and painted by her eldest daughter, Annie Healing Nampeyo. The jar measures 6 1/2"  in height, 7" in diameter and has a very fine sculptural form, excellent polish and features an interesting variant of the famous Nampeyo "Eagletail" design originally derived from designs on ancient Sikyatki-style Hopi pottery.

The jar is in excellent original condition with a restored rim chip. Walpi polychrome jars are rare as noted and defined by Harold S. Colton in his definitive analysis “Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Types”, most having this general pronounced, rounded shoulder and flat-bottomed shape, a "floated" self-slip instead of an applied slip layer and fired using wood as fuel. This is a fine small jewel of a jar with a great pedigree and presence.

Price $2,750

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