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Object Name: Still bank
Date: ca. 1934
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Medium: Iron, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 11.4 x 10.2 x 6 cm ) Overall (width with accessory): 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Ravenna
Description: Cast iron still bank in form of office building with eight sides, curved roof, and dome with finial, with pierced decoration consisting of rows of windows and cast decoration including elaborate entrance flanked by columns, with slots (for coins) under cast inscription on each side.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1240
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Marks: Cast on front and back: "BANK"

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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.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman