Olla (water jar)
Native American (Zia Pueblo)
Object Place: Zia, New Mexico, United States
25.72 cm (10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Red with concave base. Side decorated with feather and rainbow motif in orange, sienna and black on cream-colored slip ground. Black rings border rim of mouth and lower edge of cream-colored ground. Smoke marks of firing and some rubbing of decoration is pervasive. Condition of jar undamaged, uncracked and not chipped.
Within base modern paper tag notes: "Zia c. 1890."
Old paper label on side bears illegible inscription.
Purchased by MFA, July 1987, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
Frank B. Bemis Fund