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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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41.
Fetish figure
Fetish figure Well-carved small human fetish figure of a female; unusual triangular headpiece extends suspended above the head.
42.
Doll
Doll Stilt doll from the Gio, or Dan, people of West Africa. The doll's belt and headband contain cowrie shells, and its skirt is made of raffia. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
43.
Musical instrument
Musical instrument Tubular bamboo rattles containing rice, similar to rainsticks. Origin West Africa.
44.
Seed necklace with pendant
Seed necklace with pendant Necklace made with brown and gray seeds, a brown tube, and a pendant. Origin West Africa.
45.
Stone ashtray
Stone ashtray Red, black, and greenish-brown stone ashtray, made for tourists, origin West Africa.
46.
Manilla
Manilla Manilla, a type of metal currency formerly exchanged for slaves, especially in West Africa. Originally imported from Europe then later re-cast and used as a local currency.
47.
Manilla
Manilla Manilla, a type of metal currency formerly exchanged for slaves, especially in West Africa. Originally imported from Europe then later re-cast and used as a local currency.
48.
Manillas
Manillas Two manillas, metal currency formerly exchanged for slaves, especially in West Africa. Originally imported from Europe then later re-cast and used as a local currency. These were made in Birmingham, England.
49.
Seed necklace
Seed necklace Necklace made with brown seeds. Origin West Africa.
50.
Seed necklace
Seed necklace Necklace made with gray seeds. Origin West Africa.
51.
Raffia bracelet
Raffia bracelet Bracelet made of brown and black raffia. Origin West Africa.
52.
Elephant tail bracelet
Elephant tail bracelet Bracelet made of elephant tail. Origin West Africa.
53.
Musical instrument
Musical instrument Orange gourd with seeds inside. Beads strung on a cord decorate the exterior. Origin West Africa.
54.
Manilla
Manilla Currency in the form of a manilla. Origin West Africa.
55.
Metal face mask
Metal face mask N'domo mask used in the second of seven initiation rituals for boys of the Bambara people of Mali. The decorated vertical wooden posts represent the wisdom of the cosmos and the long nose symbolizes vitality.
56.
Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali.
57.
Female bronze statue
Female bronze statue Bronze statue of a female holding a child. The woman has markings on her skirt and is carrying a basket on her head. Origin Liberia.
58.
Wood carving
Wood carving Wooden carving depicting the head of an antelope. Origin Liberia.
59.
Weaver nest
Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia.
60.
Weaver nest
Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia.