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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden spear
Wooden spear
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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.
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Iron currency
Iron currency 64 pieces of iron currency with shaped ends; origin West Africa.
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Ritual stick
Ritual stick A basket tree stick used as a ritual status symbol, origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
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Fertility doll
Fertility doll A black wooden fertility doll carried by expectant mothers; origin Ashanti people of Ghana.
6.
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.
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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.
10.
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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Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Brown background with black lines, red lines, and black outlines throughout; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
12.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Brown with darker brown geometric designs; orign Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
13.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Brown with geometric squares; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
14.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Brown with spotted design, one small area of geometric designs; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
15.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Dark brown lines with darker brown dye and geometric patterns painted on lines of various shapes; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
16.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Half of the cloth is spotted and the other half is made of sections of stars divided by lines. Pale brown background and dark brown dye. Origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
17.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Intricate geometric pattern throughout with a random design; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
18.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Light background with red and gray lines; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
19.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Light background with red dots, gray lines, and triangles with lines; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
20.
Bark Cloth
Bark Cloth A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Light brown background with black dye, various shapes and two orange lines; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).