Very Small Polychrome Zia Pueblo Storage Jar

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zia Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-3/8” height x 5” diameter
  • Item # C3925E
  • Price: $430.00

This very small Zia Pueblo storage jar could possibly be from the early 20th century.  It is in the shape of a storage jar, but in miniature scale.  The main body design consists of tilted and connected red domino-like rectangles, outlined in black, with some having paired ovals attached to a corner.  Above those elements are black arches.  The base is concave, whereas a true storage jar would have a flat bottom.  The rim is painted black and there is a pair of framing lines below the design area.  A wide matte red band was wiped on under the framing lines and almost covers the entire red area below the design.

 

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Very Small Polychrome Zia Pueblo Storage Jar is from a private collection

Reference: The Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Francis H. Harlow and Dwight P. Lanmon, 2003

Alternate view of side panel design.

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zia Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-3/8” height x 5” diameter
  • Item # C3925E
  • Price: $430.00

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