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Undated (5)
Circa 1951-1971 (3)
Circa 1965-1966 (1)

Ritual -- Africa, Sub... (4)
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Congo (Democratic Repu... (2)
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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Ritual stick
Ritual stick Ritual staff of office; wood is divided into intricately carved and decorated sections.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick A basket tree stick used as a ritual status symbol, origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick Intricately woven basket tree stick used as a ritual symbol.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick Wooden stick carved at ends.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick Twisted wooden stick considered ritually powerful because of charm.
Fly wrist
Fly wrist Ritual fly wrist used by doctors; long wooden handle with some type of hair attached; purchased from Turkana (Kenya).
Small ritual staff
Small ritual staff Small ritual metal staff with two prongs, a twisted neck, and a pointed end on the handle.
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.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Wooden figure of a leopard man standing over an initiate of the nkumbi circumcision ritual; larger figure has spotted covering, slits for eyes and openings for arms, textured knee-length pants; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).