Olla (water jar)

Native American (Zia Pueblo)
1890–1900


Object Place: Zia, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

25.72 cm (10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.423

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Red with concave base. Side decorated with feather and rainbow motif in orange, sienna and black on cream-colored slip ground. Black rings border rim of mouth and lower edge of cream-colored ground. Smoke marks of firing and some rubbing of decoration is pervasive. Condition of jar undamaged, uncracked and not chipped.

Markings

Within base modern paper tag notes: "Zia c. 1890."
Old paper label on side bears illegible inscription.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, July 1987, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund