Nampeyo, Priscilla Namingha – Migration Design Water Jar (1970’s)

5.5"w x 5.5"h

$ 800.00

This is a tightly painted jar by Priscilla 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 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 jar is thin-walled with a round body and a turned-out rim. The body of the jar is painted with the classic migration design.  There are six bird wings above the shoulder and six below, for a total of twelve.  It is one of those pieces that captures the essence of her pottery skill with very thin lines and a design that matches the shape.  Priscilla was known for her traditional work and this jar is one of her iconic pieces.  It was traditionally fired, 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.