Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Zia Birds
Elizabeth Medina is known for traditional style Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar is painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina. The jar has a low, round shoulder and an elongated neck. The neck of the jar has four Zia bird painted in medallions around the neck. Around the shoulder, there are alternating realistic style hummingbirds and butterflies. The use of clay slips gives them a striking appearance. Note as well the hatchwork triangular designs. It is an exceptional use of shape and design. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.