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Olla (water jar)

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Largely black and white vessel with a small base. Sides flare dramatically to wide point near shoulder level. Red slip around base and black and white slip painting of geometric forms which sweep around the pot on a diagonal.


Purchased by MFA, Sale 1487, Skinner, American Indian Art at Auction, January 9, 1993, lot no. 7.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Sidney and Miriam Stoneman, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Morley and the Fraser Family Foundation

Native American (Acoma Pueblo), 1900–20

Object Place

Acoma, New Mexico, United States


28.57 cm (11 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware