Naha, Sylvia – 10″ Tall Jar with Lizards and Corn Plants (1990s)

6"w x 10.5"h

$ 1,800.00

Sylvia Naha created pieces with a white clay polished surface painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips.  Throughout the 1980s, Sylvia was considered among the most innovative of the Hopi potters.  Her pieces were classic in form and amazingly intricate in design.  This jar has her classic tall, cylindrical shape.  It is painted with four lizards and two corn plants.  All four of the lizard have pottery shard designs painted in various colors of clay.  They are highlighted with three different clay slips.  The corn plants are painted with bee weed.  The surrounding area is mottled or stippled to create a subtle coloration on the white clay surface.  The bottom of the jar is signed with a feather and an “S”.  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.