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Olla (water jar)

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Cibola White ware, Escavada Black-on-white style. Exterior with prominent zigzag motif; neck with bands of vertical striping. Globular-shaped vessel with short pouring spout. The spout has on it four equally shaped rake symbols. A wide band of lightning bolt-shaped lines within triangels bordered...

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From Martha Hopkins Struever, sold to a private collection in Chicago, Illinois; with Hurst Gallery, MA, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery, Cambrdge, MA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino, an anonymous donor, and Frank B. Bemis Fund

Native American (Anasazi), Prehistoric, 1000–1275

Object Place

Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico (W. Central), Puerco River valley to Reserve region, United States


Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.), diameter: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware