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Large cast unglazed terracotta architectural block, orange-red in color, with two large, lobate, plantlike spirals at bottom flanking a leaf form, with a fanlike shape and three smaller spirals above against a fluted background with irregular edges.

Provenance

To MFA, 1995, gift of Mrs. George C. Seybolt.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George C. Seybolt in memory of George C. Seybolt

American, about 1881–82

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dimensions

51.43 x 43.18 x 20.32 cm (20 1/4 x 17 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.708

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware