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Olla (water jar)

Native American (Zuni Pueblo)
1970–90
Jennie Laate (Native American, 1933–about 1993)


Object Place: Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 17.1cm (6 3/4 in.) Diam. (Overall): 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1990.480

Medium or Technique

Earthenware withwhite, red, and black slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Water jar form with domed base. Two large circular rosette elements seperating two sections of the classic “Deer in His House” motif. The deer symbol incorporates water birds. Prayer feathers surround neck band.

Signed

On base: JENNIE LAATE/ZUNI, N.M.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, September 1990, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Israel Goldman in honor of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf