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Olla (water jar)

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Red with concave base. Side decorated with feather and rainbow motif in orange, sienna and black on cream-colored slip ground. Black rings border rim of mouth and lower edge of cream-colored ground. Smoke marks of firing and some rubbing of decoration is pervasive. Condition of jar undamaged,...

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Within base modern paper tag notes: "Zia c. 1890." Old paper label on side bears illegible inscription.


Purchased by MFA, July 1987, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Native American (Zia Pueblo), 1890–1900

Object Place

Zia, New Mexico, United States


25.72 cm (10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware