Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Olla)
JAR (Olla)
TitleJAR (Olla)
Case Location0012
Cultural AffiliationAcoma
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
DescriptionThe split framing bands on top and bottom enclose split rectangles and parallelograms, with the whole composition perhaps representing a sky motif. The central intersecting pairs of orange-painted arcs that form elliptical shapes with feather motifs in the intervening space might, together, be a variant of the rainbow band so common in Acoma and other ceramic decorations. On this jar, the variant is intersecting rainbow bands rather than meandering or parallel ones. An alternate interpretation is that they are split leaves. The black-and-white rectangular elements reflect Ancestral Pueblo influence in Acoma pottery making.
DescriptorsJAR
Height26.6 cm
Diameter26.3 cm x 26.3 cm
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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