Sahme, Jean – Canteen with Katsina Face

7'w x 8"h

$ 1,400.00

Jean Sahme is a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano. This canteen is a classic Hopi-Tewa shape with a round front and rounded handles.  The entire piece is fully polished.  The front section has a large katsina face on the front. The top part has the eyes while the lower section is made up of a swirling Sikyatki bird.  It is a striking design that combines several different aspects of Hopi-Tewa pottery.  The canteen was traditionally fired which created blushes on the surface.  It is signed on the back with her hallmark fish, corn plant for corn clan.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  While Jean no longer makes pottery, there is wonderful creativity in each of her pieces!