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olla with handles
  • Acoma peoples
  • olla with handles, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 23.5 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 9 1/4 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Hugh J. Zimmer
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0136
Description

Ceramic jar that has a rounded bottom, two small loops of clay for handles on either side, a tall narrow neck, and a wavy rim at the top. The bottom is painted solid red and on the body of the jar there is a black design painted on a white field that is made up of scrolling black lines and shapes that are triangular or flower shaped and filled in with thin, parallel lines. The neck is divided into triangular sections and some are filled with a black and white checkerboard pattern and some are filled with thin parallel lines in red.