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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Female bronze statue
Female bronze statue Bronze statue of a female holding a child. The woman has markings on her skirt and is carrying a basket on her head. Origin Liberia.
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Female wooden statue
Female wooden statue Female wooden figure carrying a vessel in each hand. Origin Bena Lulua people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
Female wooden statue
Female wooden statue Standing female figure of dark wood attached to a small, untreated pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.
Fertility doll
Fertility doll A black wooden fertility doll carried by expectant mothers; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
Fetish figure
Fetish figure Well-carved small human fetish figure of a female; unusual triangular headpiece extends suspended above the head.
Fetish figure
Fetish figure Small wooden fetish figure; origin West Africa.
Fiddle One-string fiddle with skin head which is nailed to a painted wooden base; open bottom, red and black geometric design around base, string still attached; origin Ituri rainforest.
Fire stick
Fire stick Wooden stick with one end carved in a circular design; part of a fire stick, very smooth; origin Ituri rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
Fire stick
Fire stick Base of a fire stick with four holes in it, broken at one end; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
Fire stick
Fire stick Vertical fire stick with one end carved; bark is shaved off; origin Ituri rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
First Step
First Step Watercolor print entitled "First Step" signed by Leo S. Carty. Numbered 15/250.
Fish-shaped comb
Fish-shaped comb Wooden comb, shaped like a fish with two painted eyes and a tail with a hole in the middle. Stamped "Made in China."
Flag A Togolese flag connected to a bamboo reed.
Flash with reflector
Flash with reflector Graflex brand flash aparatus.
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Flip Wilson and Geraldine doll
Flip Wilson and Geraldine doll Talking doll depicting Flip Wilson on one side and Geraldine on the other. "The Flip Wilson Show" aired on NBC from 1970 to 1974.
Fly wrist
Fly wrist Ritual fly wrist used by doctors; long wooden handle with some type of hair attached; purchased from Turkana (Kenya).
Focusing cloth
Focusing cloth Fabric used when focusing camera. Blocks outside light so photographer can see through the lens.
Foot pedal
Foot pedal Wooden foot pedal with long cord, possibly used to operate flash or lights.
Fossilized elephant tooth
Fossilized elephant tooth Fossilized elephant tooth from Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Framed batik
Framed batik Framed batik depicting two giraffes and one zebra; neutral background, wood frame; origin unknown.
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