2022-16c Bisque-fired ram

2022-16c Bisque-fired ram

This is the last of three catalog entries about this group of pottery. Each begins with the same introduction. Carrying almost no design except for burn marks, with only subtle suggestions of form, this small grouping of effigies stands in stark contrast to the 11...
2022-16b Bisque-fired ewe

2022-16b Bisque-fired ewe

This is the second of three catalog entries about this group of pottery. Each begins with the same introduction. Carrying almost no design except for burn marks, with only subtle suggestions of form, this small grouping of effigies stands in stark contrast to the 11...
2022-14 Large vase with a flock of abstract birds

2022-14 Large vase with a flock of abstract birds

  This vase displays a mural of abstract birds, Hopi messengers to the gods.  For me those birds also carry substantial emotions. This is the last pot I bought directly from Rachael, who was gravely ill. I was able to visit her at her ancestral home in Polacca on...
2022-12  Eleven-pot necklace with silver beads

2022-12 Eleven-pot necklace with silver beads

The necklace has an overall length of 32 inches. The two ladles + two pipes average 0.532 “ h X 0.855” w X 2.0” long. The  four jars average 0.969″ h X 1.00” w. The two canteens average 1.25” h X 1.50” w X 0.875” deep. The pendant is 0.75” h X 1.50” w. The 80...
2022-11  Small pot by Zella Nampeyo

2022-11 Small pot by Zella Nampeyo

This is a particularly undistinguished Hopi-Tewa pot.  It is included in this collection because of its historical, not aesthetic, value. Its maker, Zella Nampeyo, is the daughter of Nellie, Nampeyo and Lesso’s third child and middle daughter.  Nellie was not as...