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Olla (water jar)

Native American (Hopi Pueblo)
1991
Eunice Fawn Navasie (Native American, 1924–1992)


Object Place: Hopi, Arizona, United States, Second Mesa

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.) Diam.(Overall): 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.951

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Body silhouette flares sharply at base and shoulder to a distinct neck. Ground is bright white; black and red are strong. Feather volutes and elongated rectangles form a configuration that repeats four times around body. Shoulder banded black with another band of scalloped, triangular symbols leading to neck. Red paint inside neck.

Inscription

Walpi was Fawn's ancestral home

Provenance

Purchased from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pellegrino in 1991; to MFA, 1993, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pellegrino.

Credit Line

Gift of Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino