Begay, Jr., Harrison – Mother Earth/Father Sky & Yei Figure Jar
This is an amazingly intricate jar by Harrison Begay, Jr, especially for the size! The jar is fully carved with a “Mother Earth/Father Sky” medallion on one side. The opposite side has a Navajo Yei figure. Note the complexity in the carvings on both sides. The figures are separated by cloud and rain imagery. The various polished and matte surfaces further accentuate the imagery on the jar. 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.