Piggy bank, Anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500

Piggy bank, Anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500

terracotta (clay material), h 16.0cm × w 13.0cm × d 17.3cm. More details

Contrary to popular belief, the piggy bank is not a European invention. Many terracotta piggy banks have been found on Java. Most are in the form of a pig, as the fat animal evoked associations with wealth. The slot for coins is still visible on the back of this example.

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