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Rose Chino was a daughter of noted potter Marie Z. Chino. This jar is a creative shape with a high shoulder and short neck. It is painted with two rows of heartline deer. There are six deer in each row. They are painted with bee-weed (black) and the heartline is a red clay slip. The jar was traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom, “Rose Chino”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
“The heartline deer are symbolic in Acoma pottery. It was a design borrowed from Zuni pottery around 1910 and the heartline is said to represent life itself.”