Seed Jar with Sikyatki Motifs

A work made of ceramic and pigment.

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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.

Date:

1895/1910

Artist:

Nampeyo (c. 1860-1942)
Hopi-Tewa
Hopi, First Mesa, Arizona, United States

About this artwork

Since historical records have been kept, Pueblo potters have been almost exclusively women. There is every reason to expect that this has always been true. Nampeyo became the most famous potter who revived Hopiceramic art around the turn of the 20th century. Drawing upon archaeological Sikyatki shapes, colors, and motifs, Nampeyo created her own inventive designs, continuing the Pueblo tradition of resynthesis and renewal. Today her descendants Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo and Fannie Nampeyo carry on the tradition, along with many other excellent potters throughout the Pueblo world.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Artists

Pueblo (Culture) , Nampeyo , (Culture) , Hopi (Culture)

Title

Seed Jar with Sikyatki Motifs

Places

Arizona (Object made in), United States (Object made in)

Date

1895-1910

Medium

Ceramic and pigment

Dimensions

17.8 × 40.6 cm (7 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Laura T. Magnuson and Mary Louise Stevenson endowments

Reference Number

2003.52

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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