Zia 4-color polychrome jar

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Zia 4-color polychrome jar

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12" diameter x 10 1/4" high

circa 1890 

excellent condition with minor wear, as is expected of a pot this age (no restoration)

ex: Collections of Charles W Thwaites, Lorri and Dwight Lanmon, Marcy Burns Schillay

Accompanied by a signed letter by Dwight Lanmon (author, with Frank Harlow, of The Pottery of Zia Pueblo (SAR Press, 2003). This letter thoroughly analyzes this pot.

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This Zia four-color jar has a wonderful patina as well as design. 

It is illuminating to compare this Zia jar to one that is in the collection of the Indian Arts Research Center of the School of American Research (photo included with this listing and published in Harlow and Lanmon's Zia book). Dwight Lanmon believes that these two pots were quite possibly made by the same potter. If you look closely, you will see that both jars have the same basic design of stacked parallelograms flanked by triangles and diamonds. These spaces are filled with different geometric designs and use of positive/negative space. Both jars also have the same shape, although the design impacts our perception of the shape.

In our opinion, the way the potter filled in the design in our pot is far more effective than the way she did it in the SAR jar. This pot is truly a work of art.