Bowl, Depicting Migration Design

Nampeyo, American, 1858/1859 - 1942


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about 1907

Hano Polychrome with white slip

Overall: 2 3/8 × 7 5/16 in. (6 × 18.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill



Place Made: Hano Pueblo, First Mesa, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southwest

Not on view


Signed, in partial cursive, on the exterior side of the bowl, in a decorative cartouche with fringed edge pattern on ends: N [reversed] u m p a y o. [Nampeyo]

Exhibition History

Ancient Native American Pottery, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 32, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7-February 9, 1992.

Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition; Anthropology 32, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 13-March 4, 1990.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Survival/Art/History: American Indian Collections from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 18, 2000-April 7, 2002.

The Tradition Continues: Native American Art from New England Collections, Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, Massachusetts, March 10-May 29, 1994.

Publication History

Mary Ellen and Laurence R. Blair, The Legacy of a Master Potter: Nampeyo and Her Descendants, Tuscon, Arizona, Treasure Chest Books. 305 pp., ill. p.84., 1999.

[Tamara Northern], Native American Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, 1985, p. 40. (Published in conjunction with Gutman Gallery opening exhibition)

Beth Michelle Schrift, Pueblo Pottery of the Churchill Collection at the Turn of the Century: A Representation of Changing Times, 2004, pp. 1-102, ill. p. 81, fig. 32, p. 89, fig. 40.


Nampeyo (about 1860-1942), Hano Pueblo, First Mesa, Arizona; collected by Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Hano Pueblo, First Mesa, Arizona, 1904-1907; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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