Jar

about 1925

Object

Artist

Isadora Medina, Zia, American, 1894-1951
Born: Zia pueblo
Work Locations: Zia pueblo
Active Dates: 1910-?

Culture

Country

Object Info

Object: jar
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1928.48

Medium/Technique

Clay and paint

Credit

Gift of Anne Evans

More Info

Dimensions

height: 11 1/4 in, 28.5750 cm; diameter: 16 5/8 in, 42.2275 cm

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Indigenous Arts of North America

Known Provenance

Anne Evans [1871-1941] , Denver, CO, by 1928; Denver Art Museum, 1928.

Caption

Isadora Medina (Zia), Jar, about 1925. Clay and paint; 11¼ x 16⅝ in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Anne Evans, 1928.48

Extended Info

When King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in the 1920s it became a worldwide sensation. News of the archaeological find spread even to the American Southwest, where Isadora Medina added some Egyptian-style birds to a motif already common at Zia Pueblo.