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Olla (water jar)

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Smooth overall silhouette with no separation between underbody, body, and neck. Painting is geometric black-on-white with red underbody and inside neck band. Painting is in three band divisions: neck has nine panels of split ellipses and split triangular feather motifs; just below shoulder is a...

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Purchased by Mrs. Faith Bybee (1900-1996), a Texas collector, from a dealer in New Mexico; to MFA, 1994, gift of Faith Bybee.

Credit Line

Gift of Faith P. Bybee

Native American (Laguna Pueblo), 1880–1900

Object Place

Laguna, New Mexico, United States


Overall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.) Diam.(Overall): 31.1cm (12 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white, black, and red slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware