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Very Large Historic Acoma Pueblo Olla - C3969K

Category: Pottery | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Thu, Apr 26th 2018, 3:04pm


Historic Acoma Pueblo Pottery - C3969KEarly Acoma Black-on-white ollas generally have bold designs such as seen on this jar.  The mid-body design features canted rectangles comprised of bars filled with black parallel fine lines.  There are three horizontal bands with these elements-neck, mid-body and lower body.  Jars with bounded hachure lines like these became very common after 1890.  Harlow & Lanmon p.158


Complimentary with the bounded hachure designs are black triangles, triangular caps with paired ears, some of which have an eye in the middle.  Those elements are limited to only the center band of design.  This design facilitates dating this jar to circa 1900.





Historic Acoma Pueblo Pottery - C3969K







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