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Water Jar/ Olla

Water Jar/ Olla

1920s

Histia family?

(American)

Ceramic

Overall: 28.5 x 35.5 cm (11 1/4 x 14 in.)

Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White 1937.897

Description

A water jar (olla) was typically used by indigenous people of the American Southwest to carry water by balancing the vessel atop the head. Elaborate and monochromatic geometric patterns decorate this olla.

See also
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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