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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 s fully carved. There is are Yei figures on both sides, a male and a female. The Yei figures are considered the “prayer messengers”. There are also two carved turtles, each with a different design on its shell. Around the top of the shoulder is an angular cloud design. 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 ’02”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.