Nampeyo, Nellie Douma – Mudhead Bowl (1960s)

6.25" long x 4.25"w

$ 425.00

Nellie Nampeyo Douma was the second daughter of Nampeyo of Hano and a sister of Fannie Nampeyo and Annie Nampeyo.  This bowl is coil built and painted with bee-weed for the black. and a red clay slip.  The piece was probably made as an ashtray, which was typical at the time to make pieces for tourists.  The bowl is slipped white and then painted.  The form is a mudhead katsina.  The sides are very tightly painted with rain and mesa designs.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed, “Nellie Nampeyo”.  Definitely a great piece of Nampeyo Family history in clay!