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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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1.
Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of forged iron leg shackles with two U-shaped cuffs and interlocking closures.
2.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge imprinted "Charleston No. 261 Fruiterer 1812." The badge is a contemporary counterfeit -- "Fruiterer" is not a known occupation to be printed upon slave badges.
3.
Slave anklet
Slave anklet Small silver identification anklet, possibly used to mark slaves with a history of escaping. Anklet contains a lock, key, and identification tag, which is blank. Manufactured by Hiatt.
4.
Musket
Musket A musket found under the floorboards of slave quarters at Ashemeade Plantation near Jacksonville, Florida.
5.
Wooden blocks
Wooden blocks Two blocks of wood that are painted white on top and widest side. They are documented as having come from Harriet Beecher Stowe's house.
6.
Glass chicken egg
Glass chicken egg Glass chicken egg used for inducing hens to lay eggs. According to Mrs. Gold, to encourage a hen to lay eggs in a specific place, farmers would often begin making their nests and place the artificial nesting eggs in them with the hope that the hen would complete her nest in that location. This also helped the farmer keep track of which hens were laying eggs and where the eggs were located. The glass eggs remained in the nest until the hen laid and incubated the eggs and the offspring hatched. It was important to maintain this process and promptly remove the artificial egg so that it could be reused.
7.
Glass turkey egg
Glass turkey egg A glass turkey egg used to encourage turkey hens to lay eggs in a particular location. According to Mrs. Gold, to encourage a hen to lay eggs in a specific place, farmers would often begin making their nests and place the artificial nesting eggs in them with the hope that the hen would complete her nest in that location. This also helped the farmer keep track of which hens were laying eggs and where the eggs were located. The glass eggs remained in the nest until the hen laid and incubated the eggs and the offspring hatched. It was important to maintain this process and promptly remove the artificial egg so that it could be reused.
8.
Cast iron pot
Cast iron pot Six-gallon iron cook pot with two bail handles.
9.
Xylophone
Xylophone Square xylohopne with five plates, each producing a different tone.
10.
Batik
Batik Batik depicting a man herding animals.
11.
Batik
Batik Batik depicting a woman holding a jar on her head and child on her back.
12.
Wooden carving
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.
Stone sculpture
Stone sculpture Black smooth stone sculpture with an open spiral design depicting the heads of a mother and child. Origin Africa.
14.
Stone sculpture
Stone sculpture Black smooth stone sculpture of a woman holding a female child.
15.
Stone sculpture
Stone sculpture Black smooth stone sculpture of a woman holding a female child.
16.
Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks, eyes, and toes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
17.
Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks and eyes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
18.
Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks and eyes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
19.
Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks and eyes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
20.
Plastic and metal hair comb
Plastic and metal hair comb Black plastic hair comb with metal prongs, black panther fist and peace sign engraved into handle.