This three-color Zia Trios polychrome jar features white slip with black and red painted decoration. The design of this Zia polychrome jar is separated into two bands of decoration. The rim of the jar is unlined but the neck decoration consists of black and red sinuous outlined triangles (some are capped). The body decoration includes the prominent capped spiral motif. The capped portion of the symbol is a triangle filled with lines in a diamond formation and inside the spiral is a red four-point shape. Other surface decoration includes black arc triangles, stars, bold curvilinear lines, and bird illustrations (located near the base).
The Pueblo of Zia, or Tsi-ya, is an Indigenous nation located in north-central New Mexico. The Pueblo community carry on their living culture through the continuation of their traditions, artistic expressions, agriculture, and livestock raising.
The Gallegos Collection, Santa Fe, NM, 1990;
Gerald Peters Collection, Santa Fe, NM;
[Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];