Naranjo, Jody – Jar with 10 Turtles (1996)
This jar by Jody Naranjo is a very early piece by from 1996. It is highly polished below the shoulder and at the neck. The sides of the jar are matte and there are ten turtles as the designs. The turtles are etched into the clay and their “shells” are also etched. Note how the matte background area has an additional linear design. The matte area below the turtles has a river design. The asymmetric neck of the jar is also meant to look like water. The jar is traditionally fired to great the brown coloration. The jar is signed, “Jody Naranjo” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.