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This is a stunning gunmetal-fired jar by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the jar 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 36 symmetrically painted feathers encircling the piece. The piece is fired to a strong gunmetal appearance from top to bottom. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria Popovi 870“. The firing date signature indicates that it was fired in August 1970, making it a later piece of their pottery. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.