The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Nathan Begay
Nathan Begay
Rena Billie
Rena Billie
Louise Goodman
Martha Gordon
Mary Kee
Charles Lee
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
Cecelia Nelson
Ida Sahme
Jennie Thomas
Faye Tso
Tony Tso
Sue Williams
Lola Yazzie
Sally Yazzie
Polychrome Jar (#58)

Begay loved to explore with his pottery. The green slip color is highly unusual –no doubt from clay he found and used to satisfy his endless curiosity about Native ceramics. A basket serves as a mold to start the pot, the impression still visible on the jar’s base. The flat-shouldered jar and designs are derived from Hopi traditions. There are four design elements in orange, pink, and lilac on the flat shoulder; two of the elements are eagles and two are representative of Hopi sun Kachina faces.


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