Olla (water jar)
Native American (Anasazi)
Object Place: Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico (W. Central), United States, Puerco River valley to Reserve region
Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.), diameter: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Cibola White ware, Escavada Black-on-white style. Exterior with prominent zigzag motif; neck with bands of vertical striping. Globular-shaped vessel with short pouring spout. The spout has on it four equally shaped rake symbols. A wide band of lightning bolt-shaped lines within triangels bordered by an upper and lower band.
From Martha Hopkins Struever, sold to a private collection in Chicago, Illinois; with Hurst Gallery, MA, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery, Cambrdge, MA.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino, an anonymous donor, and Frank B. Bemis Fund