Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Jar with Warriors and Animals (1970’s)
This is a classic polychrome jar by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and Luther, her brother, Luther, would paint them. This jar is one of their classic shapes with a round body and slight neck. Allt he various colors are derived from native clay slips. There are four medallions on the jar. Two have warriors or hunters and the other two have animals (a bear and a mountain lion). The bear and mountain lion both have heartlines as part of their designs. Note the various clay colors used on this jar, including the green and orange. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Margaret / Luther” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.