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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Sweetgrass sewing basket with hinged lid
Sweetgrass sewing basket with hinged lid Hinged sweetgrass basket with domed cover, decorated with pine knots and used as a sewing basket. Made with sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Hunting spear
Hunting spear Hunting spear for protection against lions; metal handle and blade with four holes, blade and handle attached by a piece of wood, metal wiring wrapped around sections of the handle; origin Nandi people of Kenya.
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Hunting spear
Hunting spear Hunting spear with wooden handle and metal blade, handle is pointed at base, blade is rusty; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Hunting spear
Hunting spear Hunting spear with wooden handle, metal blade with intricate shape, and cord wrapped around the handle attaching the blade; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Incense burner
Incense burner Incense burner cemented by symbols for sacred syllables "ma" and "aum"; origin Tamil Nadu.
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Cooking pot
Cooking pot Incised cooking pot with uneven lip, rounded base, unknown origin.
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Brass liquid sprinkler with intricate support
Brass liquid sprinkler with intricate support Intricate brass support with a cupperhood in the shape of a cobra that holds a brass bowl. The bowl has a perforated hole that is used to drip liquid. Original description from Colin Turnbull reads "brass Vvandi bowl support Lingham in clothed Lotus."
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Ritual stick
Ritual stick Intricately woven basket tree stick used as a ritual symbol.
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Glass bowl
Glass bowl Iridescent depression glass console bowl made by the Federal Glass Comapany. The bowl is in the Madrid pattern with amber finish.
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Glass bowl
Glass bowl Iridescent depression glass console bowl made by the Federal Glass Comapany. The bowl is in the Madrid pattern with amber finish.
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Mortar and pestle
Mortar and pestle Iron mortar and pestle from Lincolnville, South Carolina. According to Mrs. Gold, a local store owner grew the peanuts, shucked them, and made peanut butter with this mortar and pestle to sell in his store.
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Tourism and Pilgrimage Items
Tourism and Pilgrimage Items Items from Turnbull's "Tourism and Pilgrimage" project; a knife and two clay faces on a felt board, one enamel figure souvenir, and a metal sandal charm.
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Ivory blade
Ivory blade Ivory blade with handle of a very well-carved Mangbetu-style woman's head.
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Ivory crocodile carving
Ivory crocodile carving Ivory crocodile eating an antelope; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Ivory crocodile carving
Ivory crocodile carving Ivory crocodile with carved teeth; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Ivory drummer carving
Ivory drummer carving Ivory drummer with elongated head; hair, drum, and base are etched; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Ivory elephant carving
Ivory elephant carving Ivory elephant with holes for eyes, origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Ivory elephant carving
Ivory elephant carving Ivory elephant with holes for eyes; tusks broken; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Ivory elephant carving
Ivory elephant carving Ivory elephant, origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Ivory figure
Ivory figure Ivory figure of a man in bark cloth; he appears to be holding something in his right hand; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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