Martinez, Maria – Water Jar, “Maria Poveka”, 1950s
During the 1950s Maria Martinez made and polished pottery and signed using her Tewa name, “Maria Poveka”. Poveka means “Water Lilly”. This water jar is one of her classic shapes with a round body, sharp shoulder, and a short neck. The jar has an elegance of form from top to bottom. It is fired to a dark black coloration. The jar is signed in the clay on the bottom, “Maria Pove’ka”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.