Qoyawayma, Al – “In the Beginning” Double Walled Jar

10.75" long x 4.75"w x 4"h

$ 7,500.00

This is a very unusual piece by Al Qoyawayma.  The piece is made from red Hopi clay.  The shape is rounded and fluid with the exterior polished.  It is “double walled”, meaning that one area has a second wall separate from the exterior wall of the jar. The double wall surrounds the incised ammonite fossil.  The piece is entitled “In the Beginning” and it starts with the “ammonite fossil” Al has carved and incised into the clay.  The back wall of the jar has a Key Hole doorway and a Pueblo wall scene.  The exterior of the piece is fully polished. The interesting part of the story is that when the piece is turned on its end, it becomes the shape of a  Corn Maiden!  The piece represents “beginnings” in many different ways.  It is signed Al Qoyawayma.