User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Olla (water jar)

Start collecting

Lop- sided silhouette with distinct underbody buldge. The body is full with severe shoulders and a short, nearly vertical neck. The black rim flares slightly; wide black band inside rim. Red birds intersperse with black feather motifs around neck band. Eight large "Rainbirds" volutes, hatched...

Show Full Description


Sent to Mrs. Asa Gray from Jewett, New Mexico, September 1902, from a trader who lived on the Navajo reservation for many years; Gift of by Mrs. George Goddard, 1902.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George A. Goddard

Native American (Zuni Pueblo), 1820–40

Object Place

Zuni, New Mexico, United States


27.94 x 34.52 cm (11 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white and black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware