Artist Media Series
Nampeyo, Miriam – Jar with Black Bird Wing Design
4.5"w x 3.5"h
Neva Nampeyo is a great-granddaughter of Nampeyo and a granddaughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo. She is a daughter of Richard and Elva Tewaguna Nampeyo. Her sisters Adelle Lalo Nampeyo, Neva Nampeyo, and brother Elton Nampeyo, are also potters. This jar is coil-built and stone polished. It is painted with bee-weed and red clay slip. The jar has the classic blackbird wing and bird tail design. The eleven bird wings are above the shoulder and the eleven bird tails are below. The piece was traditionally fired to create slight surface colorations. The jar is signed, “Miriam Nampeyo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.