Olla or Jar
Arts of the Americas
late 19th century
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Riggs Pueblo Pottery Fund
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Ko-Tyit (Cochiti Pueblo) (Native American). Olla or Jar, late 19th century. Clay, pigment, 20 1/2 x 20 in. (52.1 x 50.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Riggs Pueblo Pottery Fund, 02.257.2390. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 02.257.2390_bw.jpg)
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The large vessel or olla has a round body, a short, wide neck and a wide mouth. Approximately 2/3 of the surface is decorated with a red, white, and black floral motif design.The entire surface of the pot is highly burnished and the lower section has oxegen fire flare burn marks. It would be used as a water jar.
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