• Format/Object name:

    Miniature Sikyatki-style seed jar with corn motif; inscribed "Bless and honor John Herrington, CDR & Crew STS-113"

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    Al Qöyawayma, Hopi Pueblo, b. 1938

  • Place:

    Prescott; Yavapai County; Arizona; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Kaolin clay

  • Techniques:

    Coiled/hand built, burnished, modeled

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Created to be carried by Commander John Bennett Herrington (Chickasaw, b.1958, US Navy, and the first astronaut enrolled in an American Indian tribe) aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor between November 23 and December 7, 2002 (mission STS-113 to the International Space Station); donated to NMAI in 2003 by the artist and Commander Herrington.

  • Dimensions:

    3 x 7 cm

  • Catalog number:



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