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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Rectangular wooden gong
Rectangular wooden gong Rectangular gong; two pieces of wood fastened together with a glue-like substance; opening on one side, wood bows out on front and back, and top and bottom edges are jagged; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
2.
Wooden slit gong
Wooden slit gong Wooden slit gong with design carved on top; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bira people. Initials "KO KO" burned into one side.
3.
Patterned wooden comb
Patterned wooden comb Wooden comb with carved pattern on both sides and a hole in the handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
4.
Bracelet
Bracelet Braided brown bracelet from Mbo people of Zaire (later, the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
5.
Kingele pallet bell
Kingele pallet bell Metal kingele pallet bell used by dancers in the nkumbi initiation ritual of the Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
6.
Toy garden hoe
Toy garden hoe Toy garden hoe used by Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
7.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Solid metal ring visibly fused together at a point; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people; Circumference.
8.
Elephant hair bracelet
Elephant hair bracelet Elephant hair bracelet; four rings with two decorative twisted pieces; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
9.
Elephant hair bracelet with charm
Elephant hair bracelet with charm Elephant hair bracelet; three rings connected in middle by twisted pieces and a square piece made of wood or ivory; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
10.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal bracelet; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
11.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal bracelet; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
12.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal wire bracelet with four wires connected by two wider twisted wires and with movable circular wires for decoration; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
13.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal bracelet; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
14.
Coiled basket
Coiled basket Small coiled basket and lid, tightly woven with a smooth finish; red exterior, gold interior; origin Ituri rainforest.
15.
Nuchuba gameboard
Nuchuba gameboard Wooden nuchuba board with four rows of eight large holes; game is played by filling two inside rows of holes with four beans each and successfully moving all beans to the outside rows; origin Tutsi people (Central Africa).
16.
Tin of dry beans for use with nuchuba game
Tin of dry beans for use with nuchuba game Tin of 82 beans used to play nuchuba; tin reads "PLAYER NO.3 EXTRA QUALITY"; origin Tutsi people (Central Africa).
17.
Unidentified wooden object
Unidentified wooden object Small wooden object, origin Tutsi people. Collector Colin Turnbull labeled the object "a parihuana holder."
18.
Coiled grass basket
Coiled grass basket Coiled grass basket with conical lid; lid tightly woven with raffia, top twelve rows dyed black; bottom has black geometric pattern, rest of basket is natural; possible origin is Central Africa.
19.
Fossilized elephant tooth
Fossilized elephant tooth Fossilized elephant tooth from Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Ivory ring
Ivory ring Carved ivory ring; origin Ituri, but also found in northern Uganda.