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Circa 1951-1971 (23)
1954-1989 (13)

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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Rectangular wooden gong
Rectangular wooden gong Rectangular gong; two pieces of wood fastened together with a glue-like substance; opening on one side, wood bows out on front and back, and top and bottom edges are jagged; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
2.
Patterned wooden comb
Patterned wooden comb Wooden comb with carved pattern on both sides and a hole in the handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
3.
Bracelet
Bracelet Braided brown bracelet from Mbo people of Zaire (later, the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
4.
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.
5.
Toy garden hoe
Toy garden hoe Toy garden hoe used by Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
6.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Solid metal ring visibly fused together at a point; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people; Circumference.
7.
Elephant hair bracelet
Elephant hair bracelet Elephant hair bracelet; four rings with two decorative twisted pieces; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
8.
Elephant hair bracelet with charm
Elephant hair bracelet with charm Elephant hair bracelet; three rings connected in middle by twisted pieces and a square piece made of wood or ivory; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
9.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal bracelet; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
10.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal bracelet; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
11.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal wire bracelet with four wires connected by two wider twisted wires and with movable circular wires for decoration; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
12.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Metal bracelet; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
13.
Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with decorated wood handle and metal blade, still sharp; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
14.
Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with decorated wooden handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
15.
Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with wooden handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
16.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle with some decoration; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
17.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle wrapped in thin strips of metal; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
18.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with a wooden handle and no decoration, blade in the shape of a small machete; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
19.
Trumpet
Trumpet Wooden side-blown trumpet bound with band of crocodile skin, small hole for hanging; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
20.
Wooden pestle
Wooden pestle Wooden pestle in the shape of a two-pronged fork, used by the Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but most likely Nandi in origin.