In this beautiful jar, Dora has fired it in an oxygen rich atmosphere, which makes the red stand out. She has used a micaceous slip on the jar itself. A bear symbol is featured in the center. All of this is surrounded by fine shell heishi, and turquoise and coral beads inlaid in the margin of the black circle. The sculpted clay lid is another form of the bear symbol. It is wonderfully polished. In Pueblo tradition, the bear was sent to lead the Pueblo people to the Rio Grande Valley and its abundant agricultural productivity.

3 7/8” high by 4” wide