Olla (water jar)

Native American (Zia Pueblo)
1865–70


Object Place: Zia, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

22.86 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

1987.421

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Red with concave base. Side decorated with feather or leaf and eye motif over cream slip in lense-shaped banding of sienna colored slip around middle of jar. Above and below mid band are leaf/feather designs, and rings painted in black. Rim has two Sienna-colored and black bordered bands with “spirit exit.”

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, July 1987, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund