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jar shaped coin bank
  • South America
  • jar shaped coin bank, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: South America
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7224

The small teardrop shaped coin bank has a wide body tapering to a small neck with no opening. The slit for coins is on the shoulder. It is orange with a wide blue band on the shoulder, with thin black lines at the top and bottom and another on the neck. There are red and white starburst patterns on the blue band.