1928.9.1

Ceramic bowl with painted decoration

Place details: N AMERICA. USA. Western USA New Mexico Cibola County Acoma Pueblo. Cultural Group: SW Pueblo Keresan Local Name: Olla Materials: Pottery / Pigment / ?. Processes: Handbuilt / Coiled / Painted / Slipped / ?. Colour: Black White Orange Dimensions: H = 270 mm Max Diam = 310 mm Field Collector: Beatrice Blackwood When Collected: 1926 - 1927 Other Owners: Beatrice Blackwood PRM Source: Beatrice Blackwood Acquired: Donated 1928 Documentation: Copy of PRM postcard in RDF. Related Collections: Manuscript and photographic collections in the Archives PRM Image: PR 97 Q, Postcard and colour transparency.; CD20; CD21.1 (Scanned November 2003) DCF 04-06 Digital Ref Photo 1/11/2004

KEYWORD: Bowl / CLASS: Pottery / Vessel / ?.

Object description: Large pottery bowl, made spirally and painted all over with symbolic designs in black on white slip: lower part of vessel is orange. Interior is slipped white with orange band around inside of rim.

Accession Book Entry - 'MISS BEATRICE BLACKWOOD, B.Sc., M.A.. Specimens collected by herself in 1926 and 1927 in N. AMERICA, viz:... [One of] 2 large ollas, or pottery bowls, made spirally and painted all over with symbolic designs; modern make, ACOMA, NEW MEXICO.



Publications history, trails & websites: Published as a PRM postcard. Caption on reverse: 'Handmade pottery jar. Collected by Beatrice Blackwood. U.S.A. - New Mexico - Acoma Pueblo.' [MOB 26/11/2001; JC 8 10 2004]

Illustrated in colour on page 18 of Pitt Rivers Museum: An Introduction, by Julia Cousins (Oxford: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 2004). Caption (same page) reads: 'Handmade pottery jar from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico; collected for the Museum by Beatrice Blackwood.' [JC 8 10 2004]

Illustrated in colour on page 32 of Particularly Ravishing Morsels: Recipes from Around the World Inspired by the Collections, by The Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum (no place [Oxford], no publisher [Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum], no date [2007]). It is used to illustrate a recipe for 'Southern American Salsa' by Rosemary Sylvester and is captioned 'Pottery jar from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. 1928.9.1' [El.B 29/04/2008]

Other information: See also 1928.9.1 [JP 25/2/2000]