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Striking Geometric Olla Mid 20th Century

Acoma Pueblo

About The Striking Geometric Olla Mid 20th Century

This polychrome jar has strong graphic appeal. Simply signed in graphite "Acoma", it is surprising that an individual did not proudly claim this vessel as having been made by a specific individual.  Its concave base reminds us that these pots were at one time balanced  on the heads of women carrying water.

Diagonally stepped triangles define the area immediately following the painted rim. Two open diamond shapes are filled in a terra-cotta slip and vertically stacked, outlined with dark brown slip.  Vertically stacked triangles in dark brown slip contrast strongly against the white slip ground.

Savvy Price $700.00

Gallery Price $950.00

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This polychrome jar has strong graphic appeal. Simply signed in graphite "Acoma", it is surprising that an individual did not proudly claim this vessel as having been made by a specific individual.  Its concave base reminds us that these pots were at one time balanced  on the heads of women carrying water.

Diagonally stepped triangles define the area immediately following the painted rim. Two open diamond shapes are filled in a terra-cotta slip and vertically stacked, outlined with dark brown slip.  Vertically stacked triangles in dark brown slip contrast strongly against the white slip ground.

About the Artist High atop the sheer sided 350-foot high Sky City in New Mexico, potters produce renowned Acoma pottery with thin walls, decorated with exquisite fine line work as well as curvilinear pictographic polychrome designs.
Medium Hand-coiled polychrome pottery
Size 7 1/3" height X 10" maximum diameter
Signed "Acoma" is written in graphite underneath base
Date of creation Circa 1945 - 1950
Condition Good. One chip on rim is 1/4", another is 1/8".
Provenance Consigned by a Scottsdale collector who loves the Southwest MZ
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