Large polychrome olla (ca. 1920)

  • Nampeyo 

Large polychrome olla, around 1920.

The Gila Pueblo Foundation, whose entire collections came to ASM in the early 1950s, purchased this large squat jar, one of a pair with GP6216, from the Commercial Hotel in Holbrook in September of 1928. Neither is identified as the work of Nampeyo, but it is highly likely that they are. Nampeyo was well known for making this shape of jar, especially in this period. This jar has a pattern that repeats 5 times around the perimeter, an accomplishment in asymmetry at which Nampeyo was particularly adept.