Olla (water jar)
Native American (Zia Pueblo)
Object Place: Zia, New Mexico, United States
23.49 x 27.94 cm (9 1/4 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Not On View
Red with concave base. Side decorated on cream-colored slip with two birds and two large three-leaved plants with paired leaflets and flowers directly above bird heads. All designs painted in Sienna-colored slip outlined in black. Two black rings surround lower border of cream-colored slip. Extensive cracks around middle of jar crudely reinforced with glue within.
Two printed labels pasted on side behind bird head read: "FROM/ZIA Pueblo Indians / West of Rio Grande River,/ NEW MEXICO". A hand written number, 1025, inked on one label.
Purchased by MFA, July 1987, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
Frank B. Bemis Fund