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San Ildefonso Pueblo

Olla (Jar)

ca. 1900

12 1/2 in. (diameter) x 10 1/4 in. (31.75 cm x 26.04 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 91.E1.2
Geography: North and Central America, United States, New Mexico
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Food Processing, Preparation, & Service
Culture/Nationality: Pueblo, San Ildefonso, Native American
Collection: Nahm Collection

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  • clay - Naturally occurring sediments that are produced by chemical actions resulting during the weathering of rocks. Clays are composed of hydrated aluminum silicates, such as Kaolinite, Illite, Palygorskite, Attapulgite, Bentonite, and Montmorillonite. Small amounts of other minerals can change the color (white, yellow, brown or red) and texture of the clays. Clays may include all earths that form a paste with water and harden when heated.
  • coiling - Pottery technique in which the piece is built up from ropelike coils of clay, without the use of a potter's wheel.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • ollas - Large, bulbous, usually wide-mouthed earthenware or woven vessels used for holding water or food or for cooking; may have handles.
  • Pueblo
  • Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • At Home and on Display: Pueblo Pottery in the Bryn Mawr College Collection Laura E. Smith , Nov 24, 1998 – Jan 15, 1999

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