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Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Bear and Yei Figure (1999)

Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Bear and Yei Figure (1999)

7.5"w x 675"h
$ 1,200.00
Availability: Out of stock

Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery.  This jar is from 1999.  It is a classic shape with a high shoulder and short neck. The jar deeply carved and there is an amazing amount of design on the surface.  Around the top of the shoulder, there is a star pattern (polished) with matte carved rain designs.  Around the side of the jar, there is a bear and Yei figure along with cloud, rain, hand and other designs.  They are each deeply polished and carved. An unusual addition to the design is the incised imagery.  Take a closer look at the matte areas of the jar and they are fully designed with incised lines to create cloud, swirls, star and other designs!  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 his pottery.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.


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Artist

Artist

Begay, Jr., Harrison (b. 1961)

Harrison Begay

Harrison Begay Jr.

Harrison Begay

While living at Santa Clara Pueblo, Harrison Begay Jr. learned to make Santa Clara style carved and polished pottery. While many of his earlier pieces utilized Santa Clara imagery, today, his designs are focused on Navajo and petroglyph patterns. Harrison has won numerous awards for his work and continues to be one of the leading innovators in Native American Indian pottery. From Jeddito, Keams Canyon, Arizona, Harrison originally trained as a painter, but while married at Santa Clara Pueblo, he was taught the fine art of Santa Clara style pottery making from his mother-in-law.  Harrison began to enter his pieces in various shows winning numerous awards. His works are featured in galleries, museums, and private collections around the world.  His talent for graphic Native petroglyph style designs is reflected in the deep cut patterns and monochromatic shapes.  We are pleased to carry Harison's wonderful pottery in our Santa Fe and Scottsdale Galleries.
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