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Zia Pueblo Polychrome Scallop Rim Jar

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Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zia Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 9" tall x 10-3/4" diameter
  • Item # 24707
  • Price: $4,750.00

This is an exceptional small Zia Pueblo olla that dates to the early 20th Century (1910-1920). It is coil formed from native clay with the addition of crushed basaltic lava as a tempering agent.

 

The underbody is stone-polished, with the ubiquitous (until 1930) red banding at the top of the under body. The neck interior is red-slipped to the upper shoulder, just below the scalloped rim, which shows evidence of having been painted in black mineral pigments. The upper body is white-slipped and stone-polished, with black and red mineral pigment design motifs. The underbody is concave.

 

The neck design consists of stacked parallelograms painted with red and outlined in black. The main body is decorated in black on white and is a series of diamonds, some containing checkerboard squares and others filled with brown paint except for a split down the center.

 

The historic pottery jar shows evidence of utilitarian use at the pueblo as a water jar. The paint around the rim is mostly worn off, but the remainder of the paint is in very good condition. Structurally, the vessel is in excellent condition.

 

Recommended ReadingThe Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Harlow and Lanmon.  This book is currently not available from Adobe Gallery

Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zia Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 9" tall x 10-3/4" diameter
  • Item # 24707
  • Price: $4,750.00

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