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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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81.
Bellows
Bellows Bellows used with tuyere and kiln; top skin and stick are missing; origin Uganda.
82.
Belly harp
Belly harp Six string belly harp with two sistra (or zistra) attached and a gourd resonator. The gourd has animal skin stretched over it and contains a rectangular opening. The sistra are triangular with circular metal rings that produce noise when shaken. Origin West Africa.
83.
Belt
Belt Multicolor beaded leather belt.
84.
Blacklight poster
Blacklight poster Detail of a blacklight poster entitled "War Queen." Full poster depicts a woman with a spear, knife, jewelry, and large earrings.
85.
Blacklight poster
Blacklight poster Felt blacklight posters entitled "Pantheress" and "Panther." "Pantheress" depicts an African American woman holding a rifle and handgun, wearing a necklace containing a closed fist. "Panther" depicts an African American man holding an orange rifle.
86.
Blanket
Blanket Cotton multicolored blanket with fringe. Origin Nigeria.
87.
Blanket
Blanket Goat hair blanket with repeated design sewn together in six strips with tassels at the end of each seam. Origin Hausa people of Nigeria.
88.
Blue Amberol cylinder
Blue Amberol cylinder Edison Blue Amberol recording of Fred Van Eps "Darkies Dream" and "Darkies Awakening." Patent information on top of cover reads "1910. John Young, Frederick J Wheeler." Etched into the top of the cylinder is "Thomas A. Edison Patd. 183; 1544 DARKIES DREAM & DARKIES AWAKENING VAN EPS." Bottom of cylinder is imprinted "Seeley Tube and Box Co. Newark, N.J. USA."
89.
Boar tusk
Boar tusk Curved boar tusk, origin unknown.
90.
Boar tusk
Boar tusk Curved tusk, possibly from a boar, origin unknown.
91.
Boar tusk
Boar tusk Curved boar tusk, origin unknown.
92.
Boar tusk
Boar tusk Curved boar tusk, origin unknown.
93.
Bobblehead dog
Bobblehead dog Plastic mechanical "bobblehead" dog, tail and head move, made for hotel use; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
94.
Bogolan
Bogolan 15 strips of Bogolan (also Bogolon or Bogolanfini) cloth in various lenghts and widths, cream in color and without design.
95.
Bone drumstick for use with slit gong
Bone drumstick for use with slit gong Drumstick made of a bare bone; for use with slit gong.
96.
Bone drumstick with leather covering for use with slit gong
Bone drumstick with leather covering for use with slit gong Bone drumstick with leather stitched over joint end; for use with slit gong.
97.
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Border tiles
Border tiles Salt-glazed border tiles made from kiln-fired red clay, used to line walkways and gardens. Made by slave labor on a plantation near Hickory Hill, South Carolina. Four tiles exist in the collection, two of each shown here.
98.
Bottle cork
Bottle cork Stopper for a jug made of some type of cone or hive on a chain; origin Uganda.
99.
Bottom view
Bottom view
100.
Bow string
Bow string Spare bow string, possible origin Ituri forest.
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