DescriptionA HOPI POLYCHROME JAR
c. 1900 finely painted in deep red and black over a cream slip, with a frieze of geometric elements, including abstract avian motifs, encircling on the shoulder; accompanied by a notarized affidavit stating that Rachel Nampeyo was presented with this pot in 1974 and authenticated it as being the work of her grandmother, Nampeyo.
The Dr. Jack and Mary Ann Adams Collection
Peter Natan Gallery, Denver, CO
Diameter: 8 ½ inches*
In overall fair condition. Two cracks, one approx. 2 1/2" and the other approx. 1" in length, descending from the rim. One area of restoration, approx. 1 1/4" in length, along the rim. Another small area, approx. 1/4" in length filled in with restorative substance on the rim. Surface with heavy wear, including dings and abrasions affecting the painted design and paint loss. Moderate to heavy soiling.
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