OllaArtist(s)Object Creation Datecirca 1880-1899Medium & Supportearthenware with polished slip finishDimensions
10 3/4 in (27.31 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matterOllas
were utilitarian pots, used through the early twentieth century to fetch and carry water. The small pot bases can have a concave bottom (like this one) to curve along a human head for comfort and balance. SaraFina Gutierrez Tafoya was especially known for her large storage ollas
, most finished in the distinct polished blackware finish of Santa Clara Puebloan potters. Physical Description
Large black-slipped water vessel with donut-like belly, ridges on the shoulder, a wide smooth concave neck, and scalloped flaring lip. Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object Typewater vesselCollection AreaWesternRights
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