Artist Media Series
It is not often we see such a large jar by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the bowl while it was painted by her son, Popovi Da (1923-1971). The jar is highly polished and has a feather pattern painted around the shoulder. There are 40 symmetrically painted feathers encircling the piece. Below the feathers is a cloud pattern. The jar was fired a glassy gunmetal coloration with a very silvery appearance. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria Popovi“. The signature indicates that it was made between 1956-9. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Simply stunning!