- Nathan Begaye (Hopi and Diné (Navajo), 1958-2010)
- Sorrow, Half Breed , 2005
- Clay, paint, plastic
- Southwestern United States
- H: 8 in, W: 6 in, D: 3 in (H: 20.3 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: 7.6 cm)
- Gift of James and Margie Krebs, 2008
Inscribed, on back side, in ink, "#18 Sorrow Halh Breed, Nathan B. Hopi Navajo, 6/20/05."
This is a clay mask depicting a man's face. The lips, painted red, are closed and pursed. The eyes and facial expression seem to be full of sorrow (alluding to the title, perhaps). There is a small glass or plastic bead attached to a braided piece of twine at either side of the head, on level with the eyes - they could be tears. The slip on the clay is white-ish and gives the mask the appearance of being pale.
- Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; June 24, 2006 through November 27, 2011
Lee Begaye, Jr.