Block or panel

American
about 1881–82
Louis H. Sullivan (American, 1852–1924), Dankmar Adler (American, 1844–1900), Manufactured by Northwestern Terra Cotta Company (active 1877–1956)


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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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