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Bank

Object Number: 
INV.7657ab
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 7 x 4.8 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
carved: panel end: "MSI (or ISW)" carved: beside male figure: "HG" carved: beside female figure: "AB"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden bank in the form of a book, with coin slot carved in the bottom and sliding panel on top; carved decoration consists of male figure on one side, female figure on the opposite side, three bands of animal figures on the spine and "MSI" (or "ISW) on panel end.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group