Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nampeyo of Hano
    1859–1942, active 1880–1940
    born: Hano, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States ; died: Hano, Arizona, United States
  • jar, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 14 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, C3
  • 2007.4077
Label Text

The wide, shallow ceramic jar has a light and orange colored field. It has three iterations of the same design on the shoulder made up of a horizontal wing-like element with three feathers in red and brown at the end. The second wing-like vertical element has three orange feathers at the bottom and the top half is dotted with brown. The center portion consists of geometric designs in black and white, the top portion with two black ovals may be a face.