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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Amulets
Amulets Three charms to ward off evil in the form of reptilian amulets. Origin Togo.
2.
Arrows
Arrows Arrows, origin Togo.
3.
Ax
Ax Ax with wooden handle carved from a tree trunk. Origin Nigeria.
4.
Ax
Ax Ax with wooden handle and bark at head. Blade has incised design on one side. Origin Nigeria.
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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.
6.
Batik
Batik Batik depicting a woman holding a basket with a bird on top. Signed "NIKE" on lower right side. Origin Nigeria.
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Batik
Batik Batik depicting a woman holding a basket and a man holding a gourd. Signed "NIKE" lower left side. 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.
9.
Blanket
Blanket Cotton multicolored blanket with fringe. Origin Nigeria.
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Blanket
Blanket Goat hair blanket with repeated design sewn together in six strips with tassels at the end of each seam. Origin Hausa people of Nigeria.
11.
Bogolan
Bogolan 15 strips of Bogolan (also Bogolon or Bogolanfini) cloth in various lenghts and widths, cream in color and without design.
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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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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 weight
Brass weight Brass goldweight; figure of a man smoking a pipe and carrying a jug on his head; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
15.
Brass weight
Brass weight Brass goldweight with a series of triangles cut into top of weight; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
16.
Bundle of Straw
Bundle of Straw A bundle of straw. Origin Liberia.
17.
Calabash cover
Calabash cover Coiled raffia basket lid used as a calabash cover. Origin Dalaba, Guinea.
18.
Calabash cover
Calabash cover Coiled raffia basket lid used as a calabash cover. Origin Dalaba, Guinea.
19.
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.