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olla (jar)
  • Highland Mixe peoples
  • olla (jar), 1989
  • Where object was made: Santa María Mixistlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, staining
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 13 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4805

The jar has a nearly globular body and a small, flat bottom. It has a very short, wide neck with a flared rim. It is light brown with squiggled dark brown lines on the surface.

It was used for cooking.