Nampeyo, Priscilla Namingha – Migration Design Jar (1970’s)
This is an exceptional jar by Priscialla Namingha Nampeyo. She 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 renown 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 jar is thin walled and painted with the classic migration pattern. It is one of those pieces that captures the essence of her pottery skill with very thin lines and a design which matches the shape. Priscilla was known for her traditional work and this jar is simply one of her best. It was traditionally fired and so it has blushes across the surface. It is signed on the bottom “Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.