Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pig shaped coin bank
  • South America
  • pig shaped coin bank, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: South America
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 5.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 9/16 x 2 3/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7223

The small pig-shaped coin bank is orange with two wide swaths of dark grey pigment over the top and face. The tail curls on the back. There is a slit on the back for coins. The stumpy legs are not divided between left and right.