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Olla (water jar)

Water jar form with domed base. Two large circular rosette elements seperating two sections of the classic "Deer in His House" motif. The deer symbol incorporates water birds. Prayer feathers surround neck band.

Signed

On base: JENNIE LAATE/ZUNI, N.M.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, September 1990, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Israel Goldman in honor of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Native American (Zuni Pueblo), 1970–90

Object Place

Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number

1990.480

Medium or Technique

Earthenware withwhite, red, and black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware