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"Sputnik Bank" still bank


Artist Unknown (Japan)


c. 1957

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G110
'Sputnik Bank' still bank, Artist Unknown (Japan)
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Tin, pigment
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. (8.89 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm)
Creation Place: Japan
Culture: Japan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptionson base, in red: [SPUTNIK / BANK]; on rim around space capsule, in black: [PAT 9650]; around bottom of base, in black: [MADE IN JAPAN PAT.]
Physical Description: round metal silver sputnik bank on a blue pedestal with a white dog wearing a space helmet, looking out the window of the capsule; "Sputnik" is printed on the base in red with pictures of stars and planets
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.738
Added to Site: March 1, 2009