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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Zither
Zither Zither with no strings, nine holes, and nine separate rectangular protrusions on each end; origin Ituri forest.
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Zither
Zither Unstrung zither made by the Nyamwezi (Wanyamwezi) people of Tanzania.
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Zande rubbing implement
Zande rubbing implement Zande rubbing article, functions as an oracle.
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Xylophone
Xylophone Square xylohopne with five plates, each producing a different tone.
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Wrought iron
Wrought iron Wrought iron art object with a forked end and twisted iron decorations. Forged by Carlton Simmons, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Wrought iron
Wrought iron Snake-shaped wrought iron art object. The eyes are painted red and there are gold painted markings on the body. Forged by Carlton Simmons, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links. Origin South Carolina.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one with a pin lock and the other with overlapping links.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles; two U-shaped cuffs with large iron pin enclosures. Leather strap attached to one link. Closed cuff has a pin lock.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with U-shaped cuffs and interlocking link closures.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links. Relatively small cuffs indicate that they may have been designed for a child.
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Woven mat
Woven mat Cotton woven mat with fringe on each end. Origin Togo.
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Wooden zebra carving
Wooden zebra carving Wooden zebra with painted black stripes, origin Uganda.
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Wooden vase
Wooden vase Small wooden vase with engraved design. Stamp on bottom reads "Handmade in Yugoslavia."
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Wooden toy shield
Wooden toy shield Wooden imitation toy shield with rings painted on front and back; carved with handle on back; handle and piece on front painted black; origin Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden teapot
Wooden teapot Wooden teapot decorated metal decoration and lid; origin Tibet.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Heavy dark wooden chief's stool supported by a carving of a female figure. Origin Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool with a base and top joined by four carved vertical supports. Seat contains a circular band of cowrie shells and inlaid ivory. Origin West Africa.
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