Medina, Elizabeth – Jar with 4 Birds, Flowers & Turtle Lid
Elizabeth Medina is known for a traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar is painted with four birds on the sides. Each bird has different variations in the wings, bodies, and tails. The bodies of some of the birds are stone polished with red and tan clay slips. Around the neck of the jar are rain and cloud patterns. Separating the birds are intricately painted flowers with polished petals. The jar is striking with the variations of matte and polished surfaces. The top of the lid is polished red while the turtle is added and slipped tan. There is a polished and painted bird and flowers on the top. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina, Zia.
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