Medina, Elizabeth – Lidded Jar with Nine Zia Birds
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 around the neck with four different styles of birds. Separating each of them is a flower design. Below these birds is a cloud and rain motif. Around the shoulder of the jar, there are four additional birds, and each is different in style. Note that the red and tan areas are stone polished while the black and cream are matte. The lid has a bear design with a bird on top, making a total of nine birds on this jar! The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina, Zia”.
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