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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool supported by four nearly identical carved figures with red mouths; three figures hold the seat of the stool with extended arms; geometric design at base and top; origin Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Heavy dark wooden chief's stool supported by a carving of a female figure. Origin Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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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 stool
Wooden stool Sitting stool geometrically carved from a solid piece of tree trunk. Origin Tonga people of Zambia.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden, three-legged stool that appears to have been carved from one piece of wood; origin Ik people of Uganda.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden three-legged stool that appears to have been carved from one tree; origin Dodoth people of Uganda.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool with three uneven legs a sloping seat; appears to have been made from one trunk and branches; roughly made, several cracks, seat has small V-shaped section missing; origin Dodoth people of Uganda.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden three-legged stool that appears to have been carved from one tree; footings in the shape of feet; origin Karamoja province of Uganda.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation; bottom has three incised marks on each side, handle carved on one side near the center column, and incised area in the middle of the top; origin Bira people of the Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; top is scalloped, base is square, four decorated block shapes between base and top; etched into one side is "H_ _ _ _ _"; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; open square carved through center; origin Mangbetu people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, scalloped design on top.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, star-shaped base; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden nkumbi household stool used in initiation with two pieces of wood lying on top; four legs, darker in color, curve upward, 3 holes in each side on the darker band of color; one piece of wood is inscribed "Innsbruck Sept 27 1953"; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.