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San Ildefonso or Santa Clara Artist

Olla, c. 1920
9 13/16 in. x 9 1/16 in. (25 cm x 23 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1592
Large, polished black ware olla with a flared neck and scalloped rim. There is an indentation around the median.

Santa Clara water jars such as this one are notable for their graceful shapes.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 68 (illustrated/bw) fig. 212.

Carbonized clay and slip

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