Nampeyo, Priscilla Namingha – Bowl with Bat Wing Design (1970s)
Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo was a great-granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano and granddaughter of Annie Healing, She was also a sister of Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo. Priscilla was the matriarch of a family of renowned potters, including Rachel, Bonnie, Nyla, and Jean Sahmie. Priscilla began making pottery when she was only seven years old, under the guidance of Nampeyo of Hano. This bowl is thin-walled and round in shape. It is painted with bee-weed and red clay slip. The design is one that is called a “Bat Wing”. It has thin lines and a lot of detail to the work. The bowl was traditionally fired and so it has blushes across the surface. It is signed on the bottom “Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.