COMMENTS: Elizabeth Media, "Sepia", was born in 1956 into the Jemez Pueblo. Her maiden name is Elizabeth Toya. Later, she married Marcellus Medina of Zia Pueblo. It is said that Elizabeth was inspired to make Zia pottery by her mother-in-law, Sofia Medina.

Vessel Forms: Jars/Ollas, some with turtle effigy lids, some with cut-out design rims.

Circa: Mid 1960's to 2004?

Relatives:

Mother: Mary S. Tofoya

Sister: Bertina Tosa

Husband: Marcellus Medina

Sister-in-law: Lois Medina

Mother-in-law: Sofia Medina

Style: Polychrome. Avian, floral, and geometric designs.

 

1N Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla by Elizabeth Medina

 

2N Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla made by Elizabeth Medina and painted by

her husband Marcellus Medina.

3N Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla made by Elizabeth Medina and painted by

her husband Marcellus Medina.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 5"

References:

Allard Auctions, Inc. - November 2008

(Lot #690)

R. G. Munn Auction, LLC - October 2006

(Lot # 232, 714, & 892)

R. G. Munn Auction, LLC - January 2004

(Lot #540, 686)

R. G. Munn Auction, LLC  - October 2001

(Lot #399)

 

Revised: 02/20/2011

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