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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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1.
Bell
Bell Brass bell with wooden handle, probably used by Colin Turnbull while practicing Buddhism.
2.
Hermes Rocket travet typewriter
Hermes Rocket travet typewriter Hermes Rocket travel typewriter used by Colin Turnbull and Joseph Towles; no ribbon.
3.
Copper teapot
Copper teapot From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Copper teapot, lid has four images of a face, body has four embossed designs, greek key design around base, spout resembles elephant trunk.
4.
Miscellaneous objects
Miscellaneous objects From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; a metal cup, an ornate metal top (broken and rusted), broken wooden beads, and a gold-painted plastic top.
5.
Metal pin
Metal pin From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; metal souvenir pin, possibly of a Buddhist temple.
6.
Ostrich egg
Ostrich egg Ostrich egg shell for storing and drinking water; "Happy Easter Josephine" is inscribed along with two hearts, most likely an Easter gift from Colin Turnbull to Joseph Towles during their time studying the Ik people of Uganda.
7.
Water pitcher
Water pitcher From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Brass water pitcher with ornate snake handle; main body of pitcher decorated with animals, trees, and a shrine; spout has bird and leaf motif.
8.
Shrine artifacts
Shrine artifacts Objects from Colin Turnbull's personal shrine; four pieces of jewelry: two cowry shell necklaces, one necklace of seed beads, one bracelet of seed beads.
9.
Tassle
Tassle Object from Colin Turnbull's personal shrine; black tassle.
10.
Brass bell
Brass bell Object from Colin Turnbull's personal shrine; brass bell with chain attached to a figure at the top.
11.
Wooden stand
Wooden stand Object from Colin Turnbull's personal shrine; wooden stand that probably held a buddha.
12.
Wooden box
Wooden box Object from Colin Turnbull's personal shrine; square wooden box with removable side and metal handle, carved on four sides and reinforced on the bottom; use unknown.
13.
Desk set
Desk set Colin Turnbull's alabaster desk set with two pens; engraved "JILUC," meaning "Joseph I Love You, Colin."
14.
Oil lamps
Oil lamps From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; two oil lamps.
15.
Cymbals
Cymbals From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; set of cymbals connected by a chain, leather straps connect cymbals to chain.
16.
Strand of beads
Strand of beads From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Four strands of silver beads with a screw closure and two decorated pieces with Buddhist images.
17.
Tourism and Pilgrimage Items
Tourism and Pilgrimage Items Items from Turnbull's "Tourism and Pilgrimage" project; a knife and two clay faces on a felt board, one enamel figure souvenir, and a metal sandal charm.
18.
Iron rings
Iron rings From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; two iron rings.
19.
Siva statue
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.
20.
Cowry shells
Cowry shells From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; a small box of cowry shells.