Cain, Mary – Red Long Neck Jar with Avanyu (1980’s)
Mary Cain was known for her classic style Santa Clara pottery. A daughter of Christina Naranjo, she was a matriarch of a family of classic style pottery. This jar has along neck and it is deeply carved with an avanyu which encircles the piece. As the jar is turned there are cloud and water motifs. It is highly polished and the background has the traditional cream colored clay slip. It is signed on the bottom, “Mary Cain”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.