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Olla (water jar)

Spherical body with short, slightly flaring neck. Majority of body ground is white slipped; the balance at the base is red slipped. Neck band is decorated with black zig-zag with negative eye-shapes between. The body image is a configuration of symbols with the whirlwind (swastika) at center,...

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Acquired in Cochiti Pueblo by a gentleman who lived in Dixon who installed Westinghouse Machines for the Pueblos; with Barbara Ardizone of Encore Antiques, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by 1983; purchased by MFA, 1993.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds doanted by the Fraser Family Foundation

Native American (Cochiti Pueblo), about 1920s

Object Place

Cochiti, New Mexico, United States

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware