I purchased this wonderful early Nampeyo bowl from my friend and mentor Martha Hopkins Struever, a Nampeyo pottery expert. This bowl comes with an attribution letter by Marti and I quote from a draft of that here. “A pottery bowl black on cream by Nampeyo, Hano. A classic “food bowl” style; painting (is) a Sikyatki motif, suggesting a snake or serpent. Date of origin 1900-1905. Unbroken framing line suggests this is pre-1905.” Marti also suggested the subtle inner rim lip was typical of Nampeyo as are the fire clouds on the bowl exterior.
Condition is excellent.