230206-63 Hopi Jar by Nampeyo of Hano
5" x 7"
Annie Healing, Nampeyo's eldest daughter did a lot of painting on Nampeyo's redware pottery such as this.
No restoration. Light surface wear; overall in Excellent Condition
The village of Hano on Arizona's First Mesa was established around 1700 by Tewa refugees fleeing from Spanish oppression in New Mexico. Even though they learned many of the Hopi ways and intermarried into that Nation, the Tewa maintained their own speech and ceremonial practices. They became known as the Hopi-Tewa. In 1860, Nampeyo of Hano was born to a Tewa mother and a Hopi father, and thus began a life that would gain fame and honor as a master potter of her people.
January 28, 2023
Provenance of JN Butler Collection
The Janet Nelson Butler Collection was developed by her great-uncle Edward William (E.W.) Nelson (1855-1934). The Wikipedia page on E.W. Nelson states that he was an American naturalist and ethnologist. Initially Mr. Nelson’s research was in Alaska. However, he developed tuberculosis and relocated to the American Southwest in 1890. His studies ranged from Death Valley to Mexico. The Smithsonian Institution houses his collection of artifacts from the Alaska expeditions.
Family oral history as related by Janet was that that many parts of the Indian Collection were pawned items purchased at trading posts by E.W. Nelson, while some items may have been purchased by his brother F.W. Nelson.
E.W. Nelson never married and had no children. Upon his death, his collections passed to R. Leiland Nelson, the only child of his only sibling. Upon the death of R. Leiland Nelson’s wife, their sole surviving child Janet Nelson Butler received the collection. Janet Nelson Butler passed away in 2022 and had no children. AAIA purchased the collection 2023 from the estate.