Jar

Jar

c.1905
Artist
Nampeyo, Hopi, American, c. 1860-1942
Born: Hano, AZ
Work Locations: Hano, AZ
Active Dates: 1880- 1940
Culture
Hopi
Country
United States
jar
Clay and paint
Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern
2003.1165

Nampeyo (Hopi), Jar, c. 1905. Clay and paint; 3⅞ x 9⅝ in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern, 2003.1165

Dimensions
height: 3 7/8 in, 9.8425 cm; diameter: 9 5/8 in, 24.4475 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America

Nampeyo's artistic interests were not confined to surface design but also included form. She reintroduced the beautiful low, wide-shouldered jars characteristic of the ancient village of Sikyatki. Producing the flattened shoulders required great skill and patience to prevent the wet clay from collapsing as successive coils were added. 

Known Provenance
Acquired 1998 from M. Streuver by Virginia Vogel Mattern; gifted 2003 to the Denver Art Museum