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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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121.
Brass weight
Brass weight Brass goldweight; figure of a man smoking a pipe and carrying a jug on his head; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
122.
Brass weight
Brass weight Brass goldweight with a series of triangles cut into top of weight; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
123.
Brass wick holder
Brass wick holder Hindu wick holder for a butter lamp; one circular holder surrounded by five teardrop-shaped holders, serpent-shaped handle; origin North India.
124.
Buddha statue
Buddha statue Buddha wearing a garment of gold seated on a gold throne in a meditative position, decorative markings on the bottom; origin unknown.
125.
Buddha statue
Buddha statue Brass figure of seated Buddha, eyes closed, in a meditative position; origin unknown.
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Bulrush hamper
Bulrush hamper Thick coiled bulrush basket sewn with palmetto leaf; possibly contains oak splits. Although this is a contemporary basket, it is a very old form; few basketmakers use bulrush today because it is extremely tough to work.
127.
Bulrush rice fanner
Bulrush rice fanner Thick coiled rice fanner made of bulrush fastened with palmetto leaf. Although this is a contemporary basket, it is a very old form; few basketmakers use bulrush today because it is extremely tough to work.
128.
Bulrush waste basket
Bulrush waste basket Thick coiled basket of bulrush fastened with palmetto leaf. Contains two handles; used as a hamper or a trash basket. Although this is a contemporary basket, it is a very old form; few basketmakers use bulrush today because it is extremely tough to work.
129.
Bundle of arrows
Bundle of arrows Bundle of wooden arrows wrapped with a piece of raffia, seven with metal tips, fourteen in all; end of one is notched with traces of poison; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mbuti people.
130.
Bundle of Straw
Bundle of Straw A bundle of straw. Origin Liberia.
131.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle wrapped in thin strips of metal; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
132.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with a wooden handle and no decoration, blade in the shape of a small machete; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
133.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle with some decoration; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
134.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Brass butter lamp with the number 24 stamped into base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares).
135.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Brass bowl lamp, nailed to a snake-shaped base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin North India.
136.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Hanging brass butter lamp attached to chain; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares).
137.
Buttons of John Brown's raiders
Buttons of John Brown's raiders Three bone buttons acquired from the bodies of John Brown's raiders. The bodies were reinterred at the John Brown Farm in North Elba, New York in 1899. Mounted and framed with a caricature of John Brown.
138.
Calabash cover
Calabash cover Coiled raffia basket lid used as a calabash cover. Origin Dalaba, Guinea.
139.
Calabash cover
Calabash cover Coiled raffia basket lid used as a calabash cover. Origin Dalaba, Guinea.
140.
Candle holder
Candle holder Wood carving that was used as a candle-holder; birds and crocodiles carved around the stand; remnants of the candle remain; origin south Kenya.
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