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Olla (water jar)

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Cibola White ware, Tularosa Black-on-white style. Globular vessel with short pouring spout. Fingerholds near the bottom to help grip this large jar. A meandering square design covers the upper two-thirds of the vessel. Inside and around the square motif are stepped triangles. Design of solid...

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Provenance

Private collection from Santa Fe, New Mexico; with Hurst Gallery, Massachusetts, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, 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 (Unknown group), Prehistoric, about 1050–1200

Object Place

Central Eastern Arizona and adjacent New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

29.21 x 38.1 cm (11 1/2 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

1989.232

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware