2024-04  Corn vase

2024-04 Corn vase

Corn is at the core of Hopi life and no pot in the collection makes this statement more directly than this vase.  A few pots in this collection depict painted images of corn (1999-10, 2010-08 and 2012-07) and other plainware pots have repose corn cobs (2006-03,...
2024-03  Ellipsoid bowl with curvilinear avian design

2024-03 Ellipsoid bowl with curvilinear avian design

The width of the bowl is 9.375 inches. The lowest height is 2.6875 inches.   The large size of this bowl is unusual, as is its shape.  To my eyes its curvilinear design is the most powerful ever developed by Nampeyo, Priscilla’s great grandmother.  Size,...
2024-02  Bi-lobed early 20th century canteen

2024-02 Bi-lobed early 20th century canteen

One lobe has a maximum diameter of 2.6875-inches. The second lobe has a maximum diameter of 3.0-inches, a third larger. There is a 0.875-inch gap between the two lobes. The bimodal shape of this canteen is unique and intriguing.  However, the jar cannot stand upright...