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Geronima Gachupin Medina (1892-1972) Ts’aadawei’


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There is very little information published on Geronima Gachupin Medina (1892-1972) Ts’aadawei’ of Zia Pueblo other than she was born circa 1882 and began to be an active potter around 1910.  She was the wife of José Medina (1893-1970) and the mother of Eralia and Rosita Medina.  Her sisters were Trinidad Gachupin Medina and Reyes Gachupin Moquino/Pino.  The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK has one of her pots collected in 1939.  It is pictured in Figure 14.44 in The Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Harlow and Lanman.  It is an unsigned jar but was most likely purchased from the potter.

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