This is a wonderful hand coiled and traditionally fired jar by Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina. They have incorporated many classic Zia symbols on the jar. There is stair stepped mountains on the top with the birds. There is a medallion with a butterfly. Directly on the other side is a medallion that has the hummingbird in flight. Between those medallions are geometric designs and other Zia symbols. Marcellus said “The paintings shows clouds, rain clouds, and lightning. The medallion is really a circle that represents a never ending circle of life of all living things.” He also explained that until five or six years ago, the hummingbird and butterfly images were not to be depicted on their pottery. But the Tribal Council has allowed the use of those bird and insect imagery now.

8 1/2′ High by 8″ wide