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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Slave-made chair
Slave-made chair Chair made by slaves from Ridgley Plantation near Florence, South Carolina. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Evidence that the legs of the chair have been shortened indicates that it was a slave's chair. Slaves were not permitted to sit higher than the master or his children.
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Slave-made chair
Slave-made chair A slave child's chair. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Origin unknown.
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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 carved with two flowers on top and bottom, an elephant, a giraffe, 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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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 carved flowers on a vine, a giraffe, 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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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 animal, a man smoking a pipe, a symbol with a leaf, 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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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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Bamboo chair piece
Bamboo chair piece One of seventy bamboo pieces that comprise of an Mbata seat; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Ndaka people.