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Olla (water jar)

Native American (Cochiti Pueblo)
about 1920s
Possibly by Ignacita Suina (active about 1915–about 1930s)


Object Place: Cochiti, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.) Diam. (Overall): 31.1cm (12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.175

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Spherical body with short, slightly flaring neck. Majority of body ground is white slipped; the balance at the base is red slipped. Neck band is decorated with black zig-zag with negative eye-shapes between. The body image is a configuration of symbols with the whirlwind (swastika) at center, flanked by arrows, clouds, parallel lines, and triangles. This configuration is repeated once.

Provenance

Acquired in Cochiti Pueblo by a gentleman who lived in Dixon who installed Westinghouse Machines for the Pueblos; with Barbara Ardizone of Encore Antiques, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by 1983; purchased by MFA, 1993.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds doanted by the Fraser Family Foundation