Olla (water jar)
Native American (Acoma Pueblo)
Object Place: Acoma, New Mexico, United States
31.75 x 21.59 cm (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Not On View
Coil-built water jar having a ruffled lip and two handles. Body has been painted with black, red, and brown slip decoration on white ground. Geometric designs consist of hatched and striped chevrons, cloud formations, foliage, and bird symbols painted in one continuous pattern beginning below triangular shaped patterns at the lip of the vase, and ending at base, which has been painted red. Interior of neck has been painted with red clay slip; rest of interior is white body.
To Florence Kreter by 1988; purchased by MFA at auction from the Estate of Florence Kreter, Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, July 8, 1988.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch