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Miniature Olla

Accession Number
1991/2.57

Title
Miniature Olla

Artist(s)
Lucy Martin Lewis

Artist Nationality
Native American

Object Creation Date
1950s-1980s

Medium & Support
white slip and mineral paints on clay

Dimensions
4 1/8 in (10.5 cm)

Credit Line
Anonymous Gift

Subject matter
This pot's design is based on the patterns of Anasazi and Mogollon pot shards that are commonly found around the Acoma Pueblo.

Physical Description
This is a wide-bellied, small pot with slightly concave shoulders. The pot's mouth is slighlty wider than the foot. A black pattern is painted on a white surface: this complex, linear design starts with a very small triangular path and winds around itself again and again like a maze. Mazes meet to form eight-pointed intersecting star pattern.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Pueblo (Native American style)
ceramic ware (visual works)
modern and contemporary art
ollas
pots
vessels

3 Related Resources

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