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Olla (water jar)

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Coil-built water jar having a ruffled lip and two handles. Body has been painted with black, red, and brown slip decoration on white ground. Geometric designs consist of hatched and striped chevrons, cloud formations, foliage, and bird symbols painted in one continuous pattern beginning below...

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To Florence Kreter by 1988; purchased by MFA at auction from the Estate of Florence Kreter, Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, July 8, 1988.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch

Native American (Acoma Pueblo), about 1910

Object Place

Acoma, New Mexico, United States


31.75 x 21.59 cm (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware