Laate, Jennie – Small Jar with Heartline Deer and Rosettes (1970’s)
Jennie Laate was among the most important revival potters at Zuni in the 1970’s. This is one of her classic pieces in a smaller form. The jar has a narrow base and a round body. There are two large rosettes on either side. Separating them are sections with heartline deer. The deer are delicately painted. The neck of the jar has rain and prayer feather designs. All of these are design elements that are seen on classic Zuni vessels of the late 1800s. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Jennie Laate”.