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Black-on-Black San Ildefonso Jar signed Maria/Popovi 970

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Maria Montoya Poveka Martinez (1887-1980) Pond Lily
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 3-1/2” height x 4-1/4” diameter
  • Item # C3752C
  • Price: $2,200.00

Avanyu is a deity of the Tewa PueblosSan Ildefonso, Tesuque, San Juan, Santa Clara, Nambe, and Pojoaqueand is the guardian of water. He is represented as a horned or plumed serpent with curves suggestive of flowing water or the zig-zag of lightning. He appears on the walls of caves located high above canyon rivers in New Mexico and Arizona and may be related to the feathered serpent of Mesoamerica Quetzalcoatl and related deities. Avanyu is a frequent motif on San Ildefonso pottery, particularly by the Maria Martinez family.

 

Signatures of Popovi Da and Maria Montoya Poveka Martinez (1887-1980) Pond LilyThis small jar was made by Maria Martinez and painted, and probably fired, by Popovi Da.  It features an Avanyu wrapped around the upper half of the jar, achieved by painting a matte border around the polished image desired.

 

Condition: original condition

Recommended Reading: The Legacy of Maria Poveka Martinez by Richard L. Spivey (1937-2011)

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Oregon who purchased it in 1970 from Popovi Da Studio of Indian Arts at San Ildefonso Pueblo

Maria Montoya Poveka Martinez (1887-1980) Pond Lily
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 3-1/2” height x 4-1/4” diameter
  • Item # C3752C
  • Price: $2,200.00

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