Miniature Olla

Accession Number

Miniature Olla

Lucy Martin Lewis

Artist Nationality
Native American

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
white slip and mineral paints on clay

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

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Pueblo (Native American style)
ceramic ware (visual works)
modern and contemporary art

4 Related Resources

Indigenous North America Arts
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Cabinet T: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)
Work by Indigenous Artists in UMMA's Collection
(Part of: Representation and Misrepresentation of Indigeneity in UMMA's Collection)

& Author Notes

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet T ➜ Shelf 3