Olla (water jar)

Native American (Acoma Pueblo)
1900–20


Object Place: Acoma, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

28.57 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.2

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Largely black and white vessel with a small base. Sides flare dramatically to wide point near shoulder level. Red slip around base and black and white slip painting of geometric forms which sweep around the pot on a diagonal.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, Sale 1487, Skinner, American Indian Art at Auction, January 9, 1993, lot no. 7.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Sidney and Miriam Stoneman, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Morley and the Fraser Family Foundation