This three-color Cochiti Kiua storage jar features white slip with black and red painted decoration. Much of the exterior surface of the jar is undecorated, with a few isolated motifs. The neckband consists of a zigzagging pattern of triangles and within the body band are two designs that include a double spiral motif and a single circle with a four-leaf-like plant inside.
The Pueblo of Cochiti, better known as Ko-Tyit, is an aboriginal homeland located in north central New Mexico. As a traditional nation, the Pueblo people maintain their way of life and continue to preserve their identity through the practice of their beliefs, cultivation of land, and inventive artistic expressions such as pottery.
Harris Collection, Chicago, IL;
[Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];
Santa Fe. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery (July 30, 2022-May 29, 2023); New York. Vilcek Foundation and Metropolitan Museum of Art (July 13, 2023-June 2, 2024); Houston. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (October 27, 2024-January 19, 2025); St. Louis. St. Louis Art Museum (March 9-June 1, 2025).