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Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep-carved pottery. This jar has a high shoulder and a short neck. The outside neck of the jar is fully polished. The entire piece is fully carved. There is a Yei figure on one side. It is surrounded by lightning designs. As the jar is turned, there are additional cloud and star patterns. The stars are carved in various styles as if they are looking out from behind the clouds! All the designs are either polished or matte. The highly stone-polished surface creates a strong visual distinction between the matte and polished surface. 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, “Harrison ’08”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.