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Nampeyo, Nellie Douma – Jar with Bird Wing Designs (1960’s)

Nampeyo, Nellie Douma – Jar with Bird Wing Designs (1960’s)

5.25"w x 4.25"h
$ 375.00
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Nellie Nampeyo Douma was the second daughter of Nampeyo of Hano and a sister of Fannie Nampeyo and Annie Nampeyo.  This jar is coil built and painted with bee-weed for the black.  The design is a bird wing and bird tail pattern, stylized from the classic migration pattern.  The bird wing and tail are around the center of the jar. The top triangular pattern is a cloud motif and it is slipped with a red clay.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Nellie Nampeyo”.  It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair.


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Artist

Artist

Nampeyo, Nellie Douma (1896-1978)

Nellie Douma Nampeyo

Nellie Nampeyo Douma was a daughter of Nampeyo of Hano. She was a sister of noted potters Annie Nampeyo and Fannie Nampeyo. She was the mother of noted potters Zella Nampeyo and Marie Koopee. She was also the great-grandmother of Jacob Koopee, Jr. She was known for her tightly painted designs and typically smaller vessels. Her pottery can be found in museums around the country, including at the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Heard Museum.
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