Sofia Medina (Walatowa (Jemez Pueblo), 1932-2010). <em>Cloud Society Praying for Peace on Earth, Water Jar</em>, 1970s. Clay, pigment, 11 5/8 x 12 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (29.5 x 32.4 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joann and Sidney Rosoff, 2012.26.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2012.26.2_view1.jpg)

Cloud Society Praying for Peace on Earth, Water Jar

Artist:Sofia MedinaRafael Medina

Medium: Clay, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1970s

Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 12 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (29.5 x 32.4 x 17.1 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Beyond Borders and Boundaries, 20th and 21st Centuries

Accession Number: 2012.26.2

Image: CUR.2012.26.2_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large water jar shape, finely polished with black background, painted with only white figures framed by arches of pueblo abstract forms reminiscent of the arches on historical Zia pottery where figures are often framed. Each of the four figures has an athletic body and is finely detailed, dancing vigorously around the jar. The figures are all on the surface plane of the jar much like figures drawn for Pueblo paintings in the 1930's would have been.

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