Antonio, Mildred – Large Water Jar with Heartline Bears, Elk, Ram and Moose
Mildred Antonio 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 classic Acoma water jar shape with a high shoulder and fluted rim. The jar has a wide variety of animals, each with a heartline. There are bears, elk, deer, moose, and moose! It’s a strongly designed jar and the animals encompass the entire surface. It’s not of then that she does pieces with such a variety of animals! The jar is signed on the bottom and in excellent condition.