Qoyawayma, Al – “Lion Man” and Pueblo Scene Wish Jar

3.75"w x 6.5"h

$ 4,000.00

Al Qoyawayma calls the shape of this jar his “Wish Pot”.  It is a distinctive form and one that was inspired by the pottery of his aunt Elizabeth White.  This new jar has the “Lion Man” on one side, carved into the clay and accented with additional clay slips.  There are at least SIX different colors of clay used on this figure.   The opposite side has an intricately designed Pueblo scene.  In the Pueblo section, there is a keyhole doorway along with square windows.  To the left, there is a single window which represents a doorway where a beam has fallen down. There are areas that are more deeply indented into the clay with more door ways!  The Pueblo section is not just carved into the clay, but also slipped with various clays.   Note the various depths of carving in the design!  The body of the piece is fully polished tan. It is a classic piece with a striking balance of designs and form.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay “Al Qoyawayma”.