Patricio, Robert – Large Jar with Lightning and Kiva Step Design
9.25"w x 8.5"h
This is an intense jar by Robert Patricio. He 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 long, sloping neck. The jar is painted with a complex interlocking lightning and kiva step pattern. The lightning extends downward while the kiva steps are extending upward. Each section is then filled in with thin, fine lines The jar has a very classic appearance and the painted designs both match and enhance the shape of the jar. 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”.