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Olla (water jar)

Pot with four panels of design which divide repeated abstractions of feathers, mesa steps, and perhaps, arrows, darts or bird imagery. Burnished with orange and black slip. Orange slip base with slight indentation on bottom.


Purchased by Virginia Kahn, 1985, from the artist; purchased by MFA, 1985 from Virginia Kahn.

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, and Jessie Lie Farber, and the Ladies Committee

Native American (Acoma Pueblo), 1985

Place of Creation

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware