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Olla (water jar)

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This water jar is white, with borders, scrolls, and deer in red and brown. The bottom is black. The large mouth and full body give this pot a squat appearance. The paint appears to be fired on and depicts a repeating horse-like animal with various geometric motifs. The interior has traces of a...

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P 9217


Gift of General Charles Loring (1828-1902), 1893, Curator and Director of MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

Native American (Zuni Pueblo), 1860s–70s

Object Place

Zuni, New Mexico, United States


Overall: 16.5 x 25.4 cm (6 1/2 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, black, and brown slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware