11 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (28.6 x 34.3 cm)
Unknown, Zia Pueblo
Medium and Support:
Terracotta and mineral paints
Gift of a Friend of the Gallery in memory of Hildegarde Lasell Watson
Location: Currently on view
Resistant to the pressures of fashion, the Zia design vocabulary has changed little in over a hundred years. These decorative compositions often consist of a mix of geometric forms, rainbow bands (shown here encircling the neck), floral designs and references to bird imagery. Note the abstracted feather design repeated within several circles around the jar.
[Gallery label text, 2009]