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Elizabeth Manygoats is a daughter of noted potter Betty Manygoats. She is known for her folk-art style pottery with figures in relief or applique on the surface. Elizabeth says that she has a fondness for portraying horses, sheep, and chickens, the animals surrounding her as a child on the reservation. This is an earlier traditional jar by Elizabeth and much in the style of her mother’s pottery. The jar has a round shoulder and turned-out rim. There are horned lizards as the handles and a horned lizard on one side and a relief ear of corn on the other. The jar was traditionally fired to create the coloration and then covered in pinon pitch in the manner of traditional Navajo pottery. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “EMM.” It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Elizabeth has won numerous awards for her pottery over the years. It can also be found in museums throughout the southwest.