Native American (Zia Pueblo)
Object Place: Zia, New Mexico, United States
Overall: 31.8cm (12 1/2 in.) Diam. (Overall): 33 cm (13in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Silhouette is widest at shoulder, then slopes into and up to the neck opening, which is about 2/3 the diameter of the shoulder plane. The overall tone is a tan orange. The Zia bird on each half of the body is framed by a wide rainbow shape. The rainbows are joined by a parallelogram feather motif. The rainbow extends into the neck area with banking only at the lip and underbody.
Purchased by MFA, 1991, from Tony Garcia, Albuquerque, NM.
Museum purchase with funds donated by The Seminarians and an anonymous donor in honor of Bertram J. Malenka