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Olla (water jar)

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
1900–20
Attributed to Maria Garcia Melchor (Native American, about 1900–1950)


Object Place: Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

30.48 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

1991.525

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Spherical form. White, black, and red paintings of five turkey-like birds around water jug body with branches of leaf and flower images between. Red underbody separated from white ground of body by two black lines.

Provenance

Purchased in New Mexico from an unknown trader by Alan and Marjorie Strauss, 1955. Given to the Museum in June 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Marjorie and Alan Strauss