2009-16 Monochromatic Fine-Line Migration Jar

Object ID:
2009-16

Artist:
Zella Ray Nampeyo

Dimensions:
2.5” h X 2.5” w

The pale white clay of this jar suggests that it was fired in a kiln. When lightly struck with a finger, the high-pitched resonance confirms the use of a kiln, likely the kiln of Tom Polacca, Zella’s nephew.

Zella is the daughter of Nellie (see 1991-03 and the mother of Mary C. Nez (Nampeyo) (2009-03).
Zella had one pot in the 1983 Adobe Gallery exhibit (1983:13, #57); this is only the second pot I have ever seen by her.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 9/3/09 on eBay from Kat Hoff, of Greenwood Village, CO.