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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with carved mouth and nose and holes for eyes; holes carved on cheeks, nose, forehead, and perimeter of face and inserted into holes are orange and red beads; beard of beads also attached; handles carved into back to hold the mask; origin is Africa, specific region unknown.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved wooden statuette
Carved wooden statuette Small carved wooden male statuette wearing a straw skirt, beads, and cowrie shell. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
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Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
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Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda.
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Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda.
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Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carved wooden figure of an Mbuti of Ituri forest; holes in each hand that are meant to hold spears.
12.
Ebony letter opener
Ebony letter opener Ebony paper knife with an elephant carved on the handle, large notch carved just below elephant; origin West Kenya.
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Knife with wooden handle and sheath
Knife with wooden handle and sheath Man's knife with metal blade in a two-sectioned wooden sheath which is wrapped in some areas with metal lacing; wooden carved handle; appears to be carved from the same piece of wood; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden initation doctor's mask with beard; ears, eyes, nose, and mouth all have holes; eyebrows carved down to the mouth in a series of reverse S's creating cheek bones; touched the nose is a carved vertical band; ears protude inward to eyes; faded white dots over entire face.
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Decorated wooden bowl with two lids
Decorated wooden bowl with two lids Wooden bowl with two lids; design carved around outside of bow, which is on a pedestal base; both lids have intricate designs with carved knobs on the top; origin Ituri rainforest.
16.
Chief's chair
Chief's chair Wooden chief's chair in two parts; the rectangular end of the seat fits through a slot in the back; back has a carved boar, two men carrying an animal on a pole, a carved knife, and diamond motif around the border; teeth-like carving on the bottom helps secure the seat to the ground; possible origin Tanzania.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool with a base and top joined by four carved vertical supports. Seat contains a circular band of cowrie shells and inlaid ivory. Origin West Africa.
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Wooden shield
Wooden shield Wooden shield for ceremonial purposes (possibly of the Asmat people). It is carved from a light weight wood. Origin Papua New Guinea.
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Knife
Knife Carved wooden knife. Origin Togo
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Wooden bowl
Wooden bowl Carved wooden bowl with depictions of flora and fauna. Origin eastern Africa.