Antonio, Mildred – Jar with Acoma Birds and Checkerboard
Mildred Antonio (b. 1937) is known for her traditional style Acoma pottery. She is the mother of Melissa Antonio and the mother-in-law of Frederica Antonio. Each piece is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black) and additional clay slips. This jar has a round shoulder and a short neck. The jar is painted with traditional Acoma birds around the neck. Below is a checkerboard pattern representing the cornfields. The jar is signed, “M. Antonio”.