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Acoma Pueblo Large Polychrome Olla

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Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 10” height x 12-1/2” diameter
  • Item # C3671F
  • Price: $4,500.00

Close up view: split horizontal bars that are stacked on each other

The high shoulder of this historic  jar is emphasized by the split horizontal bars that are stacked on each other.  The strong black of this design contrasts significantly with the polychrome designs on the neck and body of the Acoma Pueblo jar.

 

The neck design contains the same design elements as those on the body, just reduced in size to fit the smaller area.  The design panels are divided by triangles alternating in an up and down position.  In each triangle there is a white and black design in a horizontal rectangle.  On one side of that is a design of fine black parallel lines and on the other side is a block of orange. This design within a triangle is repeated throughout the body and neck.

 

The Southwest Indian Pottery jar has a strong geometric design that fits the large size of the jar very well.  It is a commanding visual presentation.

 

Condition: structurally in very good condition.  Some minor spalling of the clay.

Recommended Reading: Acoma & Laguna Pottery by Rick Dillingham

Provenance from the estate of the former Chief Sunny Skies Trading Post, located on the main street in Carlsbad, New Mexico, for over 40 years and which was closed in 1977.  Chief Sunny Sky, whose other name was Clyde Hunt, was from Acoma Pueblo.  He was the son of Chief Big Snake (Edward Hunt) also of Acoma Pueblo.  This collection has remained in the family since the trading post was closed in 1977.

Bottom View

Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 10” height x 12-1/2” diameter
  • Item # C3671F
  • Price: $4,500.00

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