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fineline black-on-white olla (jar)
  • Lucy M. Lewis
    circa 1898–1992, active circa 1920–1990
    born: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • fineline black-on-white olla (jar), 1960s–1970s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet G1
  • 2007.4587
Label Text

The jar has a narrow base and a white bottom and interior. The remainder is decorated with diamonds of parallel black lines on white, arranged in flower-like clusters of eight that overlap with neighboring clusters.