Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. Zither Unstrung zither made by the Nyamwezi (Wanyamwezi) people of Tanzania. 2. Mask Wooden East African mask with elongated face. 3. Wooden bowl Carved wooden bowl with depictions of flora and fauna. Origin eastern Africa. 4. Wooden slit gong Wooden slit gong with two handles carved on each side, one with metal and straw wrapped around it; metal strip and random nails nailed onto one side; origin Rwanda. 5. Wooden drumsticks for use with slit gong Two wooden drum sticks with resin heads for use with slit gongs; origin Rwanda. 6. Porcupine Quill Porcupine quill, multicolored black/ivory; origin East Africa. 7. Wooden drum Wooden drum with two small handles, two heads made of hide, and a leather cord connecting the two hides; origin Ganda people of Uganda. 8. Soapstone Bowl Black soapstone bowl; plain except for one decoration around rim; origin East Africa. 9. Soapstone vase Soapstone vessel in the shape of a small vase with wide mouth and narrow neck, origin West Kenya. 10. Soapstone head Soapstone pear-shaped head with accented nose and lips, made for tourists, origin west Kenya. 11. Soapstone head Soapstone pear-shaped head with accented nose and lips, made for tourists, origin west Kenya. 12. Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya. 13. Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya. 14. Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda. 15. Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda. 16. Carved wooden figure Wooden figure with tether headdress of wire and a shield, made for tourists, origin Uganda. 17. Carved wooden figure Carving of a human and an animal; the shapes are intertwined and a human face is part of the animal figure; origin South Kenya; engraved lettering on front reads "MR KASUMILI IOMASIL FROM_MbEGAM LD bAGAMOYO MAKOMDE." 18. Straw trivet Orange and natural colored woven round, flat straw object resembling a trivet; no decoration on bottom; possible origin Uganda (weaving pattern resembles objects from Uganda). 19. Wooden stool Wooden, three-legged stool that appears to have been carved from one piece of wood; origin Ik people of Uganda. 20. Decorated wooden bowl
Decorated wooden bowl with a lid on top of a stem; container is stained dark brown with two areas of a lighter brown color; origin Uganda.