Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. Shawl pin Metal Tuareg shawl pin with intricate design on face and blank back; origin Mali. 2. Wooden object Small wooden object, intricately done with a loose wooden ring; origin Morocco. 3. Wooden bust Polished wooden head of a woman with turban-type head cover, dark stain, wood may be mahogany, origin North Africa. 4. Copper kettle Copper kettle with brass parts on lid and handle; origin Morocco. 5. Brass bucket Brass pail with handles on each side; origin Berber people of Morocco. 6. Copper bowl Copper bowl with Acanthus leaf motif; on a stem with stamp on bottom: 1891800; origin Morocco. 7. Copper bucket Copper pail with handle and geometric design engraved around top; origin Morocco. 8. Kettle Copper and brass kettle with intricately engraved design on lid, top, and sides; knob of lid, ornate handle, and spout brass; origin Morocco. 9. Brass Kettle Brass kettle with handle, damaged base; mark on base: "Marque de Pose"; origin Morocco. 10. Brass teapot with tray Brass teapot with handle; design engraved on lid and around belly of pot; rectangular base with four feet and carved designs; with brass tray that has engraved design; origin Morocco. 11.
available Male wooden statue Male wooden figure carrying a vessel in left hand and a dagger in right. Origin Bena Lulua people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 12.
available 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). 13.
available Wooden mask Tall wooden mask in the shape of a plunging bird with a broad tail. Probable origin is the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. 14.
available Wooden mask Wooden mask with both human and animal characteristics. Origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire. 15. Wood and metal mask Wooden and metal mask from the Marka people used in circumcision rituals. Origin Mali. 16. Wooden mask Wooden ceremonial mask made for the Bwadi ya Kifwebe association, a group that polices social behavior and neutralizes disruptive elements within the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The masks are worn in a variety of ceremonies. 17. Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali. 18. Wooden stool Heavy dark wooden chief's stool supported by a carving of a female figure. Origin Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 19. Female wooden statue Standing female figure of dark wood attached to a small, untreated pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. 20. Wooden figure
Standing female attached to a double circular pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.