Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. Female bronze statue Bronze statue of a female holding a child. The woman has markings on her skirt and is carrying a basket on her head. Origin Liberia. 2. Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna on a square base; origin Varanasi (Benares). 3. Wooden Radha statue Wooden statue of Radha in costume, well-carved, back is plain except for hair; origin Varanasi (Benares). 4. Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna crawling as a child; face and head piece highly stylized. 5. Brass Radha statue Brass statue of Radha, origin Varanasi (Benares). 6.
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). 7. Wooden Krishna statue Carved likeness of Krishna on a wood base, plain back; origin Tamil Nadu. 8. Buddha statue Buddha wearing a garment of gold seated on a gold throne in a meditative position, decorative markings on the bottom; origin unknown. 9. Buddha statue Brass figure of seated Buddha, eyes closed, in a meditative position; origin unknown. 10. Wooden Buddha statue Wooden buddha seated in a meditative position. 11. Siva statue From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Siva with four arms, a serpent around his neck and legs, standing on a child in front of a circle with flames. 12. Wooden carving Carved statue of a woman wearing a raffia skirt and cowrie shell earrings. Tattoos mark her shoulders and her face is painted. Made of dark wood with a natural clay stand. 13. Metal figure Early metal statue of figure seated at an alter with a snake next to an urn on a platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India. 14.
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). 15. Female wooden statue Standing female figure of dark wood attached to a small, untreated pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. 16. Metal face statuette
A funerary statuette common among the Hongwe (Mahongwe), Kota (Bakota), and Fang people of Gabon. The statue is placed upon a box containing the remains of an ancestor and acts as the guardian of the reliquaries.