Medicine Flower, Grace – Jar with 63 Carved Melon Ribs (1988)
This an unusual and intricate piece by Grace Medicine Flower. It is from 1988. The jar is carved with 63 straight melon ribs. Each rib is rounded with a slight edge and on the top of the jar, they create a star design on the top when looking down. The neck of the jar is also fully polished. It is an amazingly complex piece of her work with a striking appearance. The piece is fired a deep black in coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.