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1. Wooden bust Polished wooden head of a woman with turban-type head cover, dark stain, wood may be mahogany, origin North Africa. 2. Metal ashtray Metal ashtray in the shape of a goblet; gold leaf design stenciled around the upper edge; origin North Africa. 3. Metal bracelet Bracelet with incised geometric patterns and flanged ends. Origin Tuareg people of north central Africa. 4. Wooden object Small wooden object, intricately done with a loose wooden ring; origin Morocco. 5. Brass bucket Brass pail with handles on each side; origin Berber people of Morocco. 6. Copper bowl Copper bowl with Acanthus leaf motif; on a stem with stamp on bottom: 1891800; origin Morocco. 7. Copper bucket Copper pail with handle and geometric design engraved around top; origin Morocco. 8. Kettle Copper and brass kettle with intricately engraved design on lid, top, and sides; knob of lid, ornate handle, and spout brass; origin Morocco. 9. Brass Kettle Brass kettle with handle, damaged base; mark on base: "Marque de Pose"; origin Morocco. 10. Brass teapot with tray Brass teapot with handle; design engraved on lid and around belly of pot; rectangular base with four feet and carved designs; with brass tray that has engraved design; origin Morocco. 11. Sistrum A sistrum, rattle-like musical instrument that was sacred in ancient Egypt; rectangular metal object that has pointed forged end; 15 holes with 15 metal rings line the edges; origin Egypt. 12. Pottery fragment Fragment of a pottery bowl, origin Egypt. 13. Slave shackles Slave shackles, most likely wrist or ankle, with original key; one circular ring, four oval links. 14. Rock Rock from the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. 15. Brass bowl Round brass bowl with design engraved around sides. 16. Soap dish Circular brass soap dish that accompanies a brass bucket (1989.001.076) and has a design engraved on it; several holes on the tray and a raised bowl without decoration; origin Berber people of Morocco. 17. Brass tray Brass tray, design engraved on top; origin Morocco. 18. Charm Circular charm with a thin piece of metal soddered to the back to be worn as a charm on a necklace; six-pointed star with a hole in the middle engraved on front; shaped like a gong with a loose part inside that makes noise; back is plain; origin Tuareg or Berber people. 19. Dagger Dagger with metal blade and wood handle that is decorated on the end in decorated metal sheath that has two rings with a red and blue rope attached to the rings; sheath turns up at the end; origin Morocco. 20. Copper kettle
Copper kettle with brass parts on lid and handle; origin Morocco.