This helmeted bird monster is carrying a pencil box and an ink pot in its beak, in which the nun, decaying into a pig, is dipping her pen. A severed foot is swinging from the bird's helmet referring to the horrible corporal punishments which could be expected in hell. The pig, indeed an indictment against the decay of clergy life, is tempting the man who is sitting beside him and it appears that he is drawing up a contract. Is the man possibly selling his soul?
Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. Dimensions: 3.25 in. x 4.75 in. x 2.5 in. PN# JB11, $42
Romare Bearden. (American, 1911-1988). Patchwork Quilt. 1970. Cut-and-pasted cloth and paper with synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 35 3/4 x 47 7/8" (90.9 x 121.6 cm). Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund