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Olla (water jar)

Spherical form. White, black, and red paintings of five turkey-like birds around water jug body with branches of leaf and flower images between. Red underbody separated from white ground of body by two black lines.


Purchased in New Mexico from an unknown trader by Alan and Marjorie Strauss, 1955. Given to the Museum in June 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Marjorie and Alan Strauss

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 1900–20

Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware