Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. Copper horn Copper horn with seven holes, decorative copper pieces; plays like a flute; possible origin Tibet. 2. Copper engraving This is an original hand-colored copper engraving from Cook's Voyages, c. 1785. Depicts a Tasmanian woman carrying a child; caption reads "Woman of Cape Dieman, in the Southern Extremity of New Holland. Vol. 1, to face Page 240." 3. Copper bowl Copper bowl with Acanthus leaf motif; on a stem with stamp on bottom: 1891800; origin Morocco. 4. Copper bucket Copper pail with handle and geometric design engraved around top; origin Morocco. 5. Copper kettle Copper kettle with brass parts on lid and handle; origin Morocco. 6. Copper teapot From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Copper teapot, lid has four images of a face, body has four embossed designs, greek key design around base, spout resembles elephant trunk. 7. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston No. 136 Mechanic 1833." 8. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1840 Servant 1869." 1840 is the year produced and 1869 signifies that it was the 1,869th "servant" badge sold that year. 9. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1847 Servant 1004." 10. Circular knife Circular knife, believed to be worn on a wrist; blade edge is covered, ends of cover have copper fittings, interior opening has cover with wire decoration; origin Turkana people of Kenya. 11. Cross charm Silver Coptic cross with looped copper piece soddered on; origin Ethiopia. 12. Kettle Copper and brass kettle with intricately engraved design on lid, top, and sides; knob of lid, ornate handle, and spout brass; origin Morocco. 13. Pipe Clay pipe with long wooden stem; design engraved around bowl, copper coiled around end of stem; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mbuti people. 14. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1845 Servant 1165." 15. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1851 Mechanic 74." 16. Slave badge Copper slave badge imprinted "Charleston No. 261 Fruiterer 1812." The badge is a contemporary counterfeit -- "Fruiterer" is not a known occupation to be printed upon slave badges. 17. Slave badge
Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 20 Servant 1823." Under the date, a stamp reads "LAFA," signifying the maker, John Joseph Lafar.