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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carved wooden figure of an Mbuti of Ituri forest; holes in each hand that are meant to hold spears.
162.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda.
163.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda.
164.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
165.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
166.
Knife
Knife Carved wooden knife. Origin Togo
167.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Carved wooden mask with elongated face and wood burned holes in many areas. Origin Nigeria.
168.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Carved wooden mask with female features. Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
169.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Carved wooden mask with female features. Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
170.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carving of a human and an animal; the shapes are intertwined and a human face is part of the animal figure; origin South Kenya; engraved lettering on front reads "MR KASUMILI IOMASIL FROM_MbEGAM LD bAGAMOYO MAKOMDE."
171.
Cast iron kettle
Cast iron kettle Cast iron kettle with wire handle. Lid is imprinted "ROME GA SO -CO - OP F'DY - CO" (Southern Cooperative Foundry Company; Rome, Georgia).
172.
35mm Camera
35mm Camera Cavalier EE Auto 35mm Camera; Modified/renamed version of Taron Auto EE (1963); in leather carrying case; c. 1965.
173.
Ceremonial knife
Ceremonial knife Ceremonial knife used in a wedding exchange; curved metal blade with three holes, wooden handle with decorative metal wrap near the blade; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mangbetu people.
174.
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Slave-made chair
Slave-made chair Chair made by slaves from Ridgley Plantation near Florence, South Carolina. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Evidence that the legs of the chair have been shortened indicates that it was a slave's chair. Slaves were not permitted to sit higher than the master or his children.
175.
Charm
Charm Charm, coiled in the shape and design of a snake; used by snake charmers to deflate head of cobra; origin Varanasi (Benares).
176.
Chinese wall hanging
Chinese wall hanging Chinese wall hanging of a tiger wood-burned on thin pieces of wood.
177.
Chinese wall hanging
Chinese wall hanging Chinese watercolor wall hanging depicting a bridge over a river with a trail and mountains.
178.
Chinese wall hanging
Chinese wall hanging Chinese watercolor wall hanging of a tiger climbing rocks.
179.
Chinese wall hanging
Chinese wall hanging Chinese watercolor wall hanging of three Chinese junks, a buoy, a small dwelling, and , on a river between mountains.
180.
All-purpose sweetgrass basket
All-purpose sweetgrass basket Circular all-purpose sweetgrass basket with decorative sides; contains alternating rows of pine needle and sweetgrass accented with pine knots; sewn with palmetto leaf; distinctive style is known as the "elephant ear" design.
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