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  • Nampeyo of Hano, potter
    1859–1942, active 1880–1940
    born: Hano, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States ; died: Hano, Arizona, United States
    Annie Healing Nampeyo (Queuchawa), painter
    1884–1968, active 1900–1930s
    born: Hano, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • bowl, circa 1915–1920
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 9/16 x 7 5/16 in
  • Gift of Hugh J. Zimmer
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0132

Small bowl made from orange clay. The exterior is undecorated and the interior is painted with black and red designs. Along the inside of the rim is a black band with a small opening. On one side, there is a red half circle and below that extends parallel bands of solid black and stippled black paint, likely representing feathers.In the center there are two scrolling black designs that swirl down to form a circle and have two small triangles at the bottom.