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Olla (water jar)

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Vessel divided into three horizontal decorative bands, each bearing a different design. Lowest, fourth section and inside of lip painted red; other decoration in brown and white slip. Slightly domed or dimpled base.


Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Native American (Acoma Pueblo), 1900s–20s

Object Place

Acoma Pueblo, Southwest, United States


Overall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.) Diam.(Overall): 30.5 cm (12 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware