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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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61.
Wooden pestle
Wooden pestle Wooden pestle in the shape of a two-pronged fork, used by the Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but most likely Nandi in origin.
62.
Wooden pestle
Wooden pestle Wooden pestle with flat top, rounded base, and design around the center; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
63.
Wooden object
Wooden object Small wooden object, intricately done with a loose wooden ring; origin Morocco.
64.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation; bottom has three incised marks on each side, handle carved on one side near the center column, and incised area in the middle of the top; origin Bira people of the Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
65.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; top is scalloped, base is square, four decorated block shapes between base and top; etched into one side is "H_ _ _ _ _"; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
66.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; open square carved through center; origin Mangbetu people of the Ituri rainforest.
67.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, scalloped design on top.
68.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, star-shaped base; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
69.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden nkumbi household stool used in initiation with two pieces of wood lying on top; four legs, darker in color, curve upward, 3 holes in each side on the darker band of color; one piece of wood is inscribed "Innsbruck Sept 27 1953"; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
70.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face mask decorated with white paint and straw beard; chin and cheeks have cobweb design, eyes are small triangles, elongated nose, forehead has horizontal dashes, headpiece has vertical white lines; broken string attached to one nail, straw attached through two small holes; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
71.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face mask decorated with white, blue, and red paint; mouth carved in an oval, eyes have triangular lids with blue dots, chin has blue dots, cheeks have red and white dots, forehead has blue dots and white V-lines, straw beard; string attached to two nails in back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
72.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face decorated with white paint, straw beard, nose holes; face has white dots, outlined nose and lips; carved crown decorated with white strips; string attached through holes in the back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
73.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face decorated with white paint, straw beard, nose holes; face has white dots, outlined nose and lips with lines in the forehead area; string attached through holes in the back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
74.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Dark, heavy wooden mask with horns and a helmet. The face appears to be surrounded by an animal's mane. Origin Liberia
75.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with four prongs. Origin Liberia.
76.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Large dark brown wooden mask with raffia mane or hair. Origin Liberia.
77.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Carved wooden mask with elongated face and wood burned holes in many areas. Origin Nigeria.
78.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden face mask with red horns, straw beard, holes for the eyes, and white painted designs; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndaka people.
79.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with carved mouth and nose and holes for eyes; holes carved on cheeks, nose, forehead, and perimeter of face and inserted into holes are orange and red beads; beard of beads also attached; handles carved into back to hold the mask; origin is Africa, specific region unknown.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Tall wooden mask in the shape of a plunging bird with a broad tail. Probable origin is the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.
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