2009-14 Small Seedpot – Polychromatic Batwing Design

This little pot exemplifies Fannie’s best painting. Fannie had the longest and most extensive pottery career of any of the Nampeyo daughters. Hundreds—probably thousands—of her pots are in museums and private collections, and many of them are “great” pots. To my eye, none of the designs she used is as elegant, delicate, and pleasing as the design on 2009-14 (and 2008-01).

For another example of a Fannie bat wing jar, see Barsook, 1974:23.

For other pots in the collection with versions of the batwing design, see the Category List