Animation of the Day: Ceramic Piggy Bank Top from Alexandria, Virginia

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

T945_piggy_bank_top_smaller2oday’s animation is piggy bank top found during excavations in Alexandria, Virginia, and dates to the 1800s. The bank top was joined to a bottom half that may have been more uniform in color than the top. It is in the collections of the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Rachael Hulvey discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:

Piggy bank top as it is being scanned.

Piggy bank top as it is being scanned.

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