Acquired in 1989 from Byron Hunter, the Heard Museum's gift shop manager. This jar, and one other were purchased from Mrs. George Vensel, who was in her 90’s at the time. Her husband, who did government work in the Hopi area, acquired them near Polacca, Arizona in the 1930’s. One of these jars went to the Heard Museum, and this one was sold. There is some shelf wear around the shoulder with a minor crack visible. Overall in excellent condition for its age.
Mr. Hunter, who worked at the Polacca Trading Post before the Heard Museum, suspected this pot was likely made by Nampeyo of Hano, but due to Nampeyo’s failing eyesight, the lovely migration pattern design was probably painted by her oldest daughter, Anne Healing Nampeyo.
10-3/8" tall, 14-1/2" diameter, with rim diameter of 6-1/2". Letter of authenticity available.