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Olla (water jar)

Native American (Acoma Pueblo)
1985
Evelyn Ortiz (Native American, born in 1938)


Place of Creation: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

19.68 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1985.138

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Pot with four panels of design which divide repeated abstractions of feathers, mesa steps, and perhaps, arrows, darts or bird imagery. Burnished with orange and black slip. Orange slip base with slight indentation on bottom.

Provenance

Purchased by Virginia Kahn, 1985, from the artist; purchased by MFA, 1985 from Virginia Kahn.

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, and Jessie Lie Farber, and the Ladies Committee