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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Children's doll
Children's doll A children's doll made with two pieces of wood that depict a mother and child wearing raffia skirts. It has black beads for earrings and contains wood burning decorations on the base. Origin West Africa.
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Children's doll
Children's doll A children's doll made with two pieces of wood that depict a mother and child wearing raffia skirts. It has yellow beads for earrings. Origin West Africa.
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Children's doll
Children's doll A children's doll made with two pieces of wood that depict a mother and child wearing raffia skirts. Origin West Africa.
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Blanket
Blanket Cotton multicolored blanket with fringe. Origin Nigeria.
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Belly harp
Belly harp Six string belly harp with two sistra (or zistra) attached and a gourd resonator. The gourd has animal skin stretched over it and contains a rectangular opening. The sistra are triangular with circular metal rings that produce noise when shaken. Origin West Africa.
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Spear
Spear West African spear decorated with wood-burned design, strips of leather, and raffia wrap. Can be disassembled.
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Framed masks
Framed masks Two wooden masks, framed and mounted on red velvet. Origin West Africa, most likely Liberia or Cote d'Ivoire.
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Dyed bogolan
Dyed bogolan Cloth depicting masks from three different West African peoples.
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Cocoa bean necklace
Cocoa bean necklace Necklace or toy made with cocoa beans. Origin West Africa.
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Clay bead necklace
Clay bead necklace Necklace made with two tones of brown clay beads. Origin West Africa.
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Clay and seed bead necklace
Clay and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown clay beads and orange seed beads. Origin West Africa.
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Iron currency
Iron currency 64 pieces of iron currency with shaped ends; origin West Africa.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool with a base and top joined by four carved vertical supports. Seat contains a circular band of cowrie shells and inlaid ivory. Origin West Africa.
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Rice and seed bead necklace
Rice and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown and black rice seeds and beige seed beads. Origin West Africa.
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Brass arm ornament
Brass arm ornament An arm bangle decorated with six balls, each marked with a cross. The balls contain metal pieces that produce sound when shaken. Origin Liberia.
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Brass arm ornament
Brass arm ornament An arm bangle with five star points containing metal balls that produce sound when shaken. Origin Liberia.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Straw fan
Straw fan Yellow, purple, and blue woven straw fan. Origin Togo.