Nampeyo, James Garcia – Water Jar with 5 Hummingbirds
James Garcia Nampeyo was a son of Leah Garcia Nampeyo, a grandson of Fannie Nampeyo, and a great-grandson of Nampeyo of Hano. This jar has a classic Hopi water jar shape with a round shoulder and a short neck. The jar is painted with five Sikyatki style hummingbirds encircling the jar. They are very tightly painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slip. The jar was traditionally fired to give it the coloration with some subtle blushes. It is signed on the bottom, “James G. Nampeyo”. It is in very condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.