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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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81.
Shawl pin
Shawl pin Metal Tuareg shawl pin with intricate design on face and blank back; origin Mali.
82.
Cowrie shell necklace
Cowrie shell necklace Cowrie shell necklace, made with brown seeds, green beads, and white shells; main piece in the shape of a triangle with 28 shells; origin Wolof people of Senegal.
83.
Smoked ivory ornamental face mask
Smoked ivory ornamental face mask Smoked ivory ornamental face mask, mouth has five carved pointed teeth; origin Epulu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire), but is a replica of masks created by the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire.
84.
Smoked ivory ornamental face mask
Smoked ivory ornamental face mask Smoked ivory ornamental face mask, mouth is wide oval, eyes are a rectangle; origin Epulu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire), but is a replica of masks created by the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire.
85.
Knife
Knife Small knife, decorated on both sides. Origin Liberia.
86.
Plaque
Plaque Plaque in high relief depicting two warrior-like figures carrying weapons. Origin Nigeria or Benin.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with both human and animal characteristics. Origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Tall wooden mask in the shape of a plunging bird with a broad tail. Probable origin is the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.
89.
Female wooden statue
Female wooden statue Standing female figure of dark wood attached to a small, untreated pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.
90.
Wooden figure
Wooden figure Standing female attached to a double circular pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.
91.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Tall wooden mask with a rectangular box for the head. The top portion depicts a female figure below a perched bird with a downward thrusting arrow. Origin is either Dogon or Mossi people of Burkina Faso.
92.
Harp
Harp A three string harp with wooden arm, body of a turtle shell, animal skin, and wire strings. Origin Gabon.
93.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask A wooden mask of polished black wood; origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
94.
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.
95.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden African mask decorated with cowrie shells and coins. Origin is either the Dan people or Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
96.
Clay cups
Clay cups Two glazed brown clay cups, one with a spout. Origin Gambia.
97.
Coins
Coins Six coins, three made of brass and three of nickel. The face side of each brass coin reads "Two cents; 1937" and the face side of each nickel coin reads "Two cents; 1941." Each face side depicts a palm tree, and each obverse reads "Republic of Liberia," depicting an elephant.
98.
Doll
Doll Raffia doll in a ceremonial Sierra Leonian costume, holding the country's flag in one hand and a stick in the other. There is a round mirror on the front and back of the mask.
99.
Doll
Doll Carved wooden doll with a circular torso and no arms or legs, wrapped in blue cloth and raffia. Origin Liberia.
100.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Dark, heavy wooden mask with horns and a helmet. The face appears to be surrounded by an animal's mane. Origin Liberia