Youvella, Nolan – Wedding Vase with Flute Player Figure (1998)

4"w x 6"h

$ 400.00

Nolan Youvella was a son of noted potters Iris Nampeyo and Wallace Youvella.  He was known for his relief-carved pottery.  This wedding vase uses traditional Hopi red clay.  There is a flute player on one side in matte relief.  There is also a flower design etched into the clay above the flute player with pollen.  The remainder of the vase is fully polished.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nolan Youvella”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.