Olla (water jar)
Native American (Acoma Pueblo)
Object Place: Acoma, New Mexico, United States
28.57 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
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.
Purchased by MFA, Sale 1487, Skinner, American Indian Art at Auction, January 9, 1993, lot no. 7.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Sidney and Miriam Stoneman, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Morley and the Fraser Family Foundation