Olla (water jar)

Native American (Anasazi)
Prehistoric
1000–1275


Object Place: Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico (W. Central), United States, Puerco River valley to Reserve region

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.), diameter: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1989.234

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Cibola White ware, Escavada Black-on-white style. Exterior with prominent zigzag motif; neck with bands of vertical striping. Globular-shaped vessel with short pouring spout. The spout has on it four equally shaped rake symbols. A wide band of lightning bolt-shaped lines within triangels bordered by an upper and lower band.

Provenance

Sold by Martha Hopkins Struever (dealer; b. 1931 - d. 2017) to a private collection, Chicago. 1989, sold by Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 27, 1989)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino, an anonymous donor, and Frank B. Bemis Fund