Large polychrome Zia olla
decorated with birds and deer>
Circa 1950, this is out of an old New Mexican collection. A rare very large size, this olla or jar measures 11 1/2″ tall by 14″ wide at the shoulder.
As designs on Zia pottery, deer are rare and this pot combines the deer with classic Zia birds. Usual for older Pueblo ceramics, this jar is not signed, but I believe it was made by one of the noted Zia artists. Warm colors, no notable issues, just wear appropriate for it’s age.