Bowl

n.d.

Object

Artist

Nampeyo, Hopi, American, c. 1860-1942
Born: Hano, AZ
Work Locations: Hano, AZ
Active Dates: 1880- 1940

Culture

Country

Object Info

Object: bowl
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1929.79

Medium/Technique

Clay and paint

Credit

Purchase from J. A. Jeancon

More Info

Dimensions

height: 4 3/8 in, 11.1125 cm; diameter: 7 1/8 in, 18.0975 cm

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Native Arts-American Indian

Known Provenance

Purchased 1929 from J. A. Jeancon by the Denver Art Museum

Caption

Nampeyo (Hopi), Bowl, n.d. Clay and paint; 4⅜ x 7⅛ in. Denver Art Museum: Purchase from J. A. Jeancon, 1929.79

Extended Info

By the mid-1870s Nampeyo was making pottery for ceremonial and household use. The artist worked in the Zuni style of pottery, painting her designs on vessels covered with a thick white slip. Nampeyo's work from this period is more static and features representative rather than abstracted imagery as seen in the katsina, tadpole, corn, and raincloud designs shown here.