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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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101.
Elephant tail bracelet
Elephant tail bracelet Bracelet made of elephant tail. Origin West Africa.
102.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Bracelet with incised concentric ring motif. Origin Baule or Akan people of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
103.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Bracelet with incised geometric decoration. Origin Cross River region of western Africa.
104.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Bracelet with incised geometric patterns and flanged ends. Origin Tuareg people of north central Africa.
105.
Currency
Currency Bracelet with stamped geometric decoration, used as currency. Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
106.
Braided belt
Braided belt Braided belt, possibly of vine.
107.
Bracelet
Bracelet Braided brown bracelet from Mbo people of Zaire (later, the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
108.
Decorated brass anklet
Decorated brass anklet Brass anklet with five cowry shells embedded in clay (one missing) and a design etched on either side; origin Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
109.
Decorated brass anklet
Decorated brass anklet Brass anklet with six cowry shells embedded in clay and a design etched on either side; origin Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
110.
Bell
Bell Brass bell with wooden handle, probably used by Colin Turnbull while practicing Buddhism.
111.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Brass bowl lamp, nailed to a snake-shaped base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin North India.
112.
Brass bowl
Brass bowl Brass bowl with intricate design engraved around sides; origin Morocco.
113.
Brass bowl
Brass bowl Brass bowl with lid for carrying holy water; origin Varanasi (Benares).
114.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Brass butter lamp with the number 24 stamped into base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares).
115.
Donkey bell
Donkey bell Brass donkey bell on multicolored beaded necklace; origin Varanasi (Benares).
116.
Buddha statue
Buddha statue Brass figure of seated Buddha, eyes closed, in a meditative position; origin unknown.
117.
Brass figure
Brass figure Brass figurine of the Hindu goddess Durga standing on decorated platform.
118.
Brass weight
Brass weight Brass goldweight with a series of triangles cut into top of weight; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
119.
Brass weight
Brass weight Brass goldweight; figure of a man smoking a pipe and carrying a jug on his head; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
120.
Brass Kettle
Brass Kettle Brass kettle with handle, damaged base; mark on base: "Marque de Pose"; origin Morocco.
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