Nampeyo

Nampeyo

Large polychrome olla with Hopi migration design (ca. 1930)

Large polychrome olla with Hopi migration design, around 1930?

Perhaps our most spectacular Nampeyo work, this large olla was a gift to the museum by Mrs. Edward Danson. The jar had been purchased at Babbitt's Trading Post in Flagstaff in April of 1941, and had, according to accompanying records, been at the post for many years. Nampeyo's name along with "M 25.00" is written on the side of the jar near the base. If we can believe that $25.00 was the selling price, it is a sign of post-depression pricing that this jar appears to have sold for half of what a more modest jar (GP6216) may have sold for 13 years earlier.