A vintage, mid-century, black on black jar with a band of decoration around the neck with a mythical Avanyu (Awanyu) water spirit creature. Maria Martinez signed her work with various names: Poveka, Maria Poveka Martinez, Maria, and Maria Povera Martinez.
MAKER Maria Montoya Martinez (Native American, 1887-1980) | Popovi Da (1923-71)
MARKS Signed (base): Maria/ Popovi/ 867.
DATE c. 1956
DIMENSIONS Width 5 Depth 5 Height 6 in.