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Olla (water jar)

Black-on-cream geometric design within neck and body band. Red underbody and inside rim band.


Purchased in New Mexico from an unknown trader by Alan and Marjorie Strauss, 1955; to MFA, 1991, gift of Alan and Marjorie Strauss.

Credit Line

Gift of Marjorie and Alan Strauss

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo), about 1910–30

  • Possibly by Monica Silva, Santo Domingo Pueblo, died in May 1970
Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware