Hopi Polychrome Pottery Jar with Batwing Design by James Garcia Nampeyo

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James Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5-1/8” height x 10-7/8” diameter
  • Item # C3903P
  • Price: $1,750.00

This pottery jar by artist James Garcia Nampeyo was most likely made in the 1990s when he was in his 30s. This is according to the current owners, who collected extensively at Hopi Pueblo. The family made frequent trips to the mesas at the time the doctor in the family was working with Hopi children to correct cleft palate.

Artist Signature and Corn Clan hallmark - James Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa PotterThis jar is clear evidence of the artist’s talent as a potter.  It is symmetrical in shape and beautifully polished. The walls are exceptionally thin.  There are four designs, which have been referred to as batwings, executed in brown pigment, each with a swirl around one side executed in red pigment.  Other swirls in red pigment are attached to the design just below the rim.  Execution of the painted lines was exceptional.

Condition: this Hopi Polychrome Pottery Jar with Batwing Design by James Garcia Nampeyo is in excellent condition after having a small rim chip professionally repaired.

Provenance: from the estate of a medical doctor who collected pottery on the Hopi mesas when he made trips frequently to work with children with cleft palate.

Recommended Reading:  Contemporary Hopi Pottery by Laura Graves Allen, 1984

Relative Links: James Garcia NampeyoNampeyo of HanoFannie Nampeyo, Leah Garcia NampeyoMelda Nampeyo, Hopi Pueblo, Southwest Indian Pottery

Alternate view showing side panel designs.

James Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5-1/8” height x 10-7/8” diameter
  • Item # C3903P
  • Price: $1,750.00

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