Patricio, Robert – Jar with Turtle Back Pattern
7.5"w x 7"h
This jar by Robert Patricio utilizes classic Acoma designs. Robert is known for his classic forms and use of both traditional and pre-historic imagery. This jar is coil built and thin-walled. It has a classic water jar shape with a high shoulder and a short neck. The jar is painted with an interlocking triangular design that is often referred to as a “turtle back” design, or similar to the shell of a turtle. The jar has thin lines that connect each of the shapes to the next. Note the precision of the lines! The black and white coloration gives the jar a very modern appearance. Robert is certainly one of the leading traditional Acoma potters working today which is evidenced by his stunning forms and complementary designs. The jar is signed on the bottom, “R. M. Patricio”.