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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Bogolan
Bogolan 15 strips of Bogolan (also Bogolon or Bogolanfini) cloth in various lenghts and widths, cream in color and without design.
2.
Iron currency
Iron currency 64 pieces of iron currency with shaped ends; origin West Africa.
3.
Fertility doll
Fertility doll A black wooden fertility doll carried by expectant mothers; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
4.
Bundle of Straw
Bundle of Straw A bundle of straw. Origin Liberia.
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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.
6.
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.
8.
Metal face statuette
Metal face statuette A funerary statuette common among the Hongwe (Mahongwe), Kota (Bakota), and Fang people of Gabon. The statue is placed upon a box containing the remains of an ancestor and acts as the guardian of the reliquaries.
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Harp
Harp A three string harp with wooden arm, body of a turtle shell, animal skin, and wire strings. Origin Gabon.
10.
Flag
Flag A Togolese flag connected to a bamboo reed.
11.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask A wooden mask of polished black wood; origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
12.
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.
14.
Leather Purse
Leather Purse Animal skin and leather shoulder purse with braided straps that connect through loops. Leather is decorated on both sides. Origin Liberia.
15.
Jewelry
Jewelry Anklet or bracelet with incised geometric decoration. Origin Tuareg people of Niger.
16.
Arrows
Arrows Arrows, origin Togo.
17.
Ax
Ax Ax with wooden handle and bark at head. Blade has incised design on one side. Origin Nigeria.
18.
Ax
Ax Ax with wooden handle carved from a tree trunk. Origin Nigeria.
19.
Nuts
Nuts Bag of approximately 75 nuts of unknown variety. Origin Togo.
20.
Basket
Basket Basket from Liberia that resembles the han blai (woven) basket from Sierra Leone. Used for fishing. It is not tightly woven. Origin Liberia.