Begay, Jr., Harrison & Daniel Begay – Storage Jar with Antelope & Deer
WOW! This is an incredible jar by Harrison Begay, Jr. and his son Daniel Begay. It is one of their few collaborative pieces and they said it is one of the largest they have made together. The jar is very large in size with a lot of surface area to carve! Harrison made the jar and Daniel did the designs of the deer. Harrison did additional sections of the design and they both polished the piece. Simply stunning in person! The jar is very deeply carved with the carving at an angle. On two sides are a deer and antelope running. Separating them are water, cloud and wind designs. It is a combination of polished and matte surfaces. The polished sections stand out more in contrast to the black matte areas. Note as well the style of carving, which has a beveled appearance to the angle of the cuts into the clay. This is a very distinctive style of carving for their pottery. The rim of the jar is fully polished and the jar is fired a black-brown coloration. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harrison Daniel”. It’s exciting to see work at this size and complexity as a collaboration by these two amazing artists!