A Hopi polychrome canteen
Lot 2112
A Hopi polychrome canteen
Sold for US$ 164,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Hopi polychrome canteen
Lot Details
Property from a Great Neck, Long Island Estate
A Hopi polychrome canteen
Attributed to Nampeyo, depicting Polik Mana, Butterfly Maiden kachina, on the bulbous topside, shown from the waist up, holding feather pairs and wearing an ornate tableta and patterned kilt.
height (lying flat) 10 3/4in, length 15 1/2in, maximum width 13 3/4in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collected by the family over 50 years ago on a trip to the Southwest.

    The attribution to Nampeyo stems from an aesthetic comparison to a similarly large canteen in the collection of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson (No. 4099 AZSM), Blair, Mary Ellen and Laurence, color plate I, fig. 2.15. Likewise, a number of technical features, perhaps the truest "signature" of a potter's work, point to this innovative Hopi matriarch. According to Martha Struever in Painted Perfection, 2001, p. 108, another canteen attributed to Nampeyo and illustrated there "...has a forward-tilting spout; handles with medial grooves; and red slip, which was applied unevenly to the back, handles and spout. These features also characterize the canteen presented by Nampeyo to Dr. Joshua Miller, now in the Arizona State Museum."
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