The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art
at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC
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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