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Olla (water jar)

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This large piece was badly broken and lined with plaster, but it was repaired and is now new looking. The water jar is painted with red and black geometric designs on an off-white slip ground. A brown band encircles the interior of the rim. The interior of the vessel has not been decorated.

Provenance

Purchased from Clarence Pullen (active 1880-1890s) April 21, 1887 as part of a group of 15 pieces for $100.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Native American (Zuni Pueblo), about 1880

Object Place

Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 33 cm (11 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

87.25

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, brown, and black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware