Maria Martinez Pottery Jar with Avanyu Design Marie and Julian (1925-43)
Maria Martinez 1887-1980
Maria Martinez San Ildefonso Pueblo, one of the most noted Southwestern Pueblo Potters. This beautiful example of her work was executed with her husband Julian Martinez (1887-1943). Maria made the pottery and Julian painted the designs. The black on black sloped shoulder is decorated with the Tewa Diety, Avanyu. Signed Marie and Julian, dating it from 1925-1943. In good overall condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. Normal wear for the age of the peice. Stands 4 1/2" tall and measures 6" in diameter.