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Jar

Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service

Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service

Large jars such as this are also called ollas [oy-yahs] and were often used for carrying water or storing food. Many were made to be balanced on the head.

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  • Title: Jar
  • Contributor: Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/band/exb_archeology/BAND1589_jar_exb.html
  • Source: Bandelier National Monument
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: BAND 1589
  • Measurements: H 26, D 38.5 cm [H 10 ¼, D 15 ¼ inches]
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Details: Bandelier Black-on-gray Ancestral Pueblo
  • Date: Pueblo IV AD 1400 - 1550
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