2001-01 White-Slipped Vase

Object ID:

Mary Ami (Buffalo Maiden)

Bear Clan, Tewa, Tewa Village

5.375" h x 4.0" w

White-Slipped Hopi-Tewa pot with abstract exterior design signed “Buffalo Maiden (Mary Ami).” This is not an exceptional pot, but Mary Ami does not seem to have been a prolific potter and her pots rarely come on the market. Mary was born in 1919; her mother (“Dalee”) was Grace Chapella’s sister. Dalee died when Mary was 2; she was adopted by Grace Chapella in 1935. Mary’s great niece, Laura Chapella made 1993-07.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 2/19/01 on eBay from Kim Sweet of Sweets Antiques, CA.