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Olla (water jar)

Body silhouette flares sharply at base and shoulder to a distinct neck. Ground is bright white; black and red are strong. Feather volutes and elongated rectangles form a configuration that repeats four times around body. Shoulder banded black with another band of scalloped, triangular symbols...

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Inscription

Walpi was Fawn's ancestral home

Provenance

Purchased from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pellegrino in 1991; to MFA, 1993, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pellegrino.

Credit Line

Gift of Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino

Native American (Hopi Pueblo), 1991

Object Place

Hopi, Arizona, Second Mesa, United States

Accession Number

1993.951

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware