Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
221. Currency Currency in the form of a heavy hemispherical bangle with beveled edges. Created with puddle mold method of casting. Origin Bambole, Bayele, and Balengo people of the Mbole region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 222. Currency Five dollar bill issued by the Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston and dated September 28, 1853. Bill depicts an African American tending to a wagon pulled by oxen. Engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Kasilear & Company, Philadelphia and New York. 223. Currency One dollar bill issued by the Bank of South Carolina, payable on demand at their office in Charleston. 224. Currency Bracelet with stamped geometric decoration, used as currency. Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 225. Cutlass A pirate's whirling cutlass with etched bone handle. Origin unknown. 226. Cymbals Brass temple cymbals attached by a string; origin Varanasi (Benares). 227. Cymbals From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; set of cymbals connected by a chain, leather straps connect cymbals to chain. 228. Dagger Dagger with metal blade and wood handle that is decorated on the end in decorated metal sheath that has two rings with a red and blue rope attached to the rings; sheath turns up at the end; origin Morocco. 229. 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. 230. 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. 231. Decorated wooden bowl Decorated wooden bowl with a lid on top of a stem; container is stained dark brown with two areas of a lighter brown color; origin Uganda. 232. Decorated wooden bowl with two lids Wooden bowl with two lids; design carved around outside of bow, which is on a pedestal base; both lids have intricate designs with carved knobs on the top; origin Ituri rainforest. 233. Decorated wooden comb Wooden comb with three holes of various sizes; origin unknown. 234. Decorated wooden container Wooden container with lid; plant design burned into wood, origin Kenya. 235. Decorated wooden container Wooden container with lid and two handles; lid has star and heart design, body has two leopards, origin Kenya. 236. Decorative elephant tusk Very decorative carved elephant tusk with interconnected human and animal motifs, lions, elephant, alligator, antelope, and human; origin Ituri forest. 237. Decorative elephant tusk Very decorative carved elephant tusk with interconnected human and animal motifs, lions, elephant, alligator, antelope, and human; origin Ituri forest. 238. Decorative sweetgrass wall pocket Coiled decorative sweetgrass wall pocket hanging shaped like a fish with fins and a tail; oval basket attaches to center section. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. 239. Desk set Colin Turnbull's alabaster desk set with two pens; engraved "JILUC," meaning "Joseph I Love You, Colin." 240. Digging tool
Farm tool for digging; origin Togo.