Betty Woodman (American, 1930–2018). <em>Terra Sigillatta Bell</em>, 1975. Glazed earthenware, 24 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (62.2 x 41.3 x 33.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles Woodman and Andrea Torrice, 2009.79. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2009.79_PS9.jpg)

Terra Sigillatta Bell

Artist:Betty Woodman

Medium: Glazed earthenware

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Dimensions: 24 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (62.2 x 41.3 x 33.7 cm)



Accession Number: 2009.79

Image: 2009.79_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Tall, thick walled, cylindrical shape, inspired by early Japanese bell-shaped ritual object, with faceted sides, raised on a flattened, stepped base, lower third appears thrown; tapers toward top, flat attached lid with flared lip. Decoration at top composed of two identical arched pieces, flattened and abstracted, thick walled and irregular shaped with symmetrically applied lugs. Two irregular, thick walled shaped wings at sides composed of two joined pieces, with lugs to top. Overall, irregular matt finish. Condition: Very Good, three small irregularities on body.

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