Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Twelve Birds
This is a traditional storage jar by Elizabeth Medina and her husband Marcellus Medina. Elizabeth is known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar is intricately painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina. Marcellus is certainly at his best when he is reviving historic Zia styles. The jar has four large birds around the shoulder of the jar. Each bird is different and complex in design. Separating the larger bird are smaller hummingbirds and other Zia birds. The birds are very intricately designed with complex wings and bodies. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.