Nampeyo, Fannie – Canteen with Eagles (1970s)

4"w x 4.5" long x 3" deep

$ 975.00

Fannie Nampeyo was the youngest daughter of noted potter Nampeyo of Hano and also the mother of noted potters Iris Nampeyo, Leah Nampeyo, and Thomas Polacca.  She was certainly among the most skilled of her generation in painting and designing pottery.  This is one of the few canteens we have had by Fannie.  It is coil-built and painted with bee-weed and red clay slip. The canteen has double birds painted on the front with polished red areas and fine-line designs on the wings.  The canteen has a stopper and leather strap.  There is also a horizontal hole cut above the birds, so it might have been used as a bank.  The canteen was traditionally fired to create the strong colorations from the firing.  It is signed, “Fannie Nampeyo” and a corn plant for Corn Clan.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.