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Brasswork -- India (13)
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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Metal figure
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.
2.
Ivory hair pin
Ivory hair pin Ivory hairpin, curved with a pointed tip on one end and the other a carved head of a woman; hair is that of a Mangbetu woman, decoration on torso.
3.
Small ritual staff
Small ritual staff Small ritual metal staff with two prongs, a twisted neck, and a pointed end on the handle.
4.
Double-headed metal staff
Double-headed metal staff Double-headed metal staff with a long wooden handle; has the appearance of an animal with a beak and a long tail.
5.
Porcupine Quill
Porcupine Quill Porcupine quill, multicolored black/ivory; origin East Africa.
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Miniature spear
Miniature spear Small wooden spear shaft etched on all sides, made for a male figurine.
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Water bowl
Water bowl Water bowl that appears to be made from a seed pod; dark brown.
8.
Stone ashtray
Stone ashtray Red, black, and greenish-brown stone ashtray, made for tourists, origin West Africa.
9.
Cymbals
Cymbals Brass temple cymbals attached by a string; origin Varanasi (Benares).
10.
Siva Lingam
Siva Lingam Siva Lingam; stone article used for worship in a domestic shrine; origin South India.
11.
Stone Ganesh sculpture
Stone Ganesh sculpture Miniature stone sculpture of Ganesh, a well-known representation of divinity in Hinduism.
12.
Metal figure
Metal figure Early metal figurine of a man standing at the end of a long raised platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India.
13.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick Intricately woven basket tree stick used as a ritual symbol.
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Wooden container
Wooden container Wooden container or pot that appears to be a mortar; unknown origin.
15.
Snake charmer's pipe
Snake charmer's pipe Snake charmer's pipe made of two pieces of bamboo sealed together with seven holes, placed inside a gourd; origin North India.
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.
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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.
Wooden vase
Wooden vase Small wooden vase with engraved design. Stamp on bottom reads "Handmade in Yugoslavia."