Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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coin bank in the shape of a head
  • Mexico
  • coin bank in the shape of a head, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 13.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7133.02

The woman's head is at a 3/4 angle. She wears a feather headdress painted in stripes of green, white, and red. She has brown skin and long black hair. She has gold triangle earrings and a gold band on the headdress.

The back is flat, with a small hole for hanging and a slit for coins.