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Olla (water jar)
Native American (Zia Pueblo)
Helen Gachupin (Native American, 1931–about 1991)
Object Place: Zia, New Mexico, United States
Overall: 25.4 cm (10 in.) Diam.(Overall): 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Not On View
Body silhouette flares slowly to widest point at shoulder then turns toward wide, short neck. Muted slips; wide red band at base. Body and neck painting merge after a thin black line. Two rainbow arches divide body ground in half enclosing deer and feather symbols. Between deer and rainbows are triagular areas of feather motifs topped with a roadrunner’s head.
On base: Helen Gachupin / Zia
Purchased from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Pellegrino by the late 1980s; to MFA, 1993, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pellegrino.
Gift of Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino