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Zuni Pueblo 19th Century Child-Size OLLA

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Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Clay, pigments
  • Size: 7-1/2” tall x 8-3/4” diameter
  • Item # 25452
  • Price: $6,500.00

Over the years, I have seen many Zuni Pueblo OLLAS and many that were most impressive, but this small child's water jar is certainly among the finest and most striking one I recall.  The vessel shape is rounded and curves in to a gracious rim that ends in a bead of clay that overhangs the rim.

The painted neck decoration is the traditional design seen on most Zuni OLLAS, but the design on the jar is somewhat a departure in that there are no:

- houses containing the deer

- medallions separating the design

- small Zuni birds dividing the jar design in half  

Instead, the deer are presented to the viewer in large scale separated only by a floral-like element.  This is a refreshing change from the traditional Zuni design.

This Zuni Pueblo 19th Century Child-Size OLLA has a marvelous patination from decades of use.  Yet, it is still in marvelous condition in both the pottery vessel itself and the amazing design elements.

 

Provenance: From the private collection of a Santa Fe resident.

Recommended Reading: The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo by Francis Harlow and Dwight Lanmon

 

 

 

 

Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Clay, pigments
  • Size: 7-1/2” tall x 8-3/4” diameter
  • Item # 25452
  • Price: $6,500.00

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