Medina, Elizabeth – Lidded Jar with Rainbow Band and Hummingbirds
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 a large bird on each side. The bodies are polished and the wings are different. Above the bird is a classic Zia rainbow design. The rainbows are polished red and then painted with rain designs. Separating the rainbows are flower designs and small hummingbirds. The jar incorporates various clay slips for the colors, and some are polished, and some are matte. The contrast of the matte and polished areas creates a striking appearance. The top of the lid is polished red, and there is a bear on top. The bear is painted with a bird and old-style flowers on the top. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina, Zia.