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Tall Hopi Pueblo Cylinder with Clay Appliqué at Rim by Nampeyo of Hano - C3960A

Category: Pottery | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Tue, Aug 1st 2017, 6:51pm

Nampeyo of Hano Pottery C3960AIn the 1900-1910 periods, Nampeyo was potting at her prime. She was creative and continually improvising more varied work than in any earlier or later period. By the 1910 decade, she was producing for a collector market and was producing outstanding quality but with less improvisation. By the 1930s, she was producing more tactile work as her eyesight was failing.


Sometime in the late 1800s, Nampeyo sometimes added a row or rows of clay appliqué to her pottery.  There is one in the Milwaukee Museum with a collection date of 1895. This magnificent very large cylindrical jar features such a ring of clay near the rim. It is typical of Nampeyo's construction, as she is known for introducing the tall shapes.  


Part of the A Century of Hopi-Tewa Pottery: From Nampeyo of Hano to Mark Tahbo exhibit.

To purchase or read more about this Nampeyo pottery.





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