Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Olla)
JAR (Olla)
TitleJAR (Olla)
Case Location0019
Cultural AffiliationAcoma
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
DescriptionThis large water jar has a quadrate layout (four world quarters), two panels of which have a parrot on a branch with leaves, perched beneath a double rainbow band, and two panels of split arcs framing a split, somewhat rectangular motif, possibly representing lightning, with a triangle, which could be a cloud, at the bottom. A spirit line encircles the lower part of the jar. Parrots and macaws, both imported into the Southwest from Mesoamerica, are distinguished in their depiction on Acoma and Laguna pottery by their tail feathers; macaw tail feathers are much longer and often curl upwards at the tips.
DescriptorsJAR
Height24 cm
Diameter27.2 cm x 26.5 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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