The designs on this jar are taken directly from a jar Nampeyo made about 1912-1915 and now in the collection of the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, cat. #5437.4396 (Kramer, 1996:151).

Kramer also reproduces a 1913 photograph by Joseph K. Dixon that includes a pot (the Gilcrease pot?) showing the two design motifs on 2011-08 (1996:112) Apparently these two motifs were often used together (1996:187). Kramer shows a jar by Nampeyo with the same circular design (1996:157). The circular motif in 2011-08 was also drawn by Nampeyo on a bowl shown in the Blair’s book (1999: color fig. 2.31A).

Purchase History:
Purchased on 5/6/11 by phone from the gift shop of the Heard Museum. [Receipt on file.]