Small polychrome jar with abstract eagle motifs (1900-1910)

  • Nampeyo 

Small polychrome jar with abstract eagle motifs, around 1900-1910.

The distinctive shape, the design execution and layout on this small version of the two previous pieces identify this as likely one of Nampeyo’s, or possibly an early jar by Fannie. The only information that accompanied the jar, bequeathed to the Museum by a Miss Leal Edmunds of North Dakota in 1968, is that it had belonged to her father. It likely also dates to around 1900-1910. By this time, the making of smaller pieces of pottery for sale was well underway.