Peynetsa, Anderson – Jar with 12 Heartline Deer
This is a striking olla by Anderson Peynetsa. The jar is a beautiful shape with a wide shoulder, a slight indention before the neck and a slightly turned out rim. The body of the jar is painted with painted with two rows of heartline deer. All together there are 12 of them on this jar! Each deer is very tightly painted and they are stylized with thin legs. Each deer is surrounded by a prayer feather and cloud pattern. The additional designs adds to the dynamic appearance of this jar. The heartline deer is a classic image in Zuni pottery, with the heart representing the strength and spirit of the animal. Anderson has signed the bowl on the bottom.