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Bank: male figure

Object Number: 
1937.925
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 2 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware still bank in the shape of a standing male figure with hands behind his back, dressed in a jacket, vest, and necktie, covered in dark brown glaze; slot (for coins) in top of head.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group