Olla (water jar)

Native American (Anasazi)
Prehistoric
1000–1275


Object Place: Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico (W. Central), United States, Puerco River valley to Reserve region

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.), diameter: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1989.234

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

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