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Olla (water jar)

Unglazed, cream-colored interior; predominately cream-colored glazed exterior with one repeating abstract Rainbird (Thunderbird) design in pale red and dark brown; flat base.

Inscription

Signed

In slip paint on bottom: FAWN [inside a line drawing of a running fawn]

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, 1984, from the artist.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Native American (Hopi), about 1984

Object Place

Keam's Canyon, Hopi, Arizona, Second Mesa, United States

Accession Number

1984.539

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware