Cain, Mary – Jar with Carved Avanyu (1980s)
Mary Cain was a daughter of Christina Naranjo and a granddaughter of SaraFina Tafoya. She was known for her classic style carved and polished Santa Clara pottery. This jar is from the 1980s. It is carved with her classic water serpent which encircles the piece. As the jar is turned there are rain, mountain, and lightning designs. The jar is fully polished and fired a deep black. It is signed on the bottom, “Mary Cain”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a classic of her pottery style!