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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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181.
Soapstone head
Soapstone head Soapstone pear-shaped head with accented nose and lips, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
182.
Harp
Harp Miniature five-string harp with wooden arm and base; base covered with skin that has been nailed down, arm has leopard type decoration, base has markings, hole cut out on top of base; origin Mangbetu people of the Ituri forest.
183.
Harp
Harp Five string harp with metal strings, wooden arm, and turtle-shell base; origin Ndaka people of Central Africa.
184.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carved wooden figure of an Mbuti of Ituri forest; holes in each hand that are meant to hold spears.
185.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Wooden figure of Mbuti hunter with spear.
186.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carving of a human and an animal; the shapes are intertwined and a human face is part of the animal figure; origin South Kenya; engraved lettering on front reads "MR KASUMILI IOMASIL FROM_MbEGAM LD bAGAMOYO MAKOMDE."
187.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Wooden male fetish figure, hands joined together under chin, helmet-like head covering, rectangular box cut into center; origin Epulu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
188.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Wooden figure with both animal and human features, bowl-shaped headpiece; wood is soft, appears to be a fetish figure; origin Ndaka people, Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
189.
Wooden bust
Wooden bust Polished wooden head of a woman with turban-type head cover, dark stain, wood may be mahogany, origin North Africa.
190.
Fly wrist
Fly wrist Ritual fly wrist used by doctors; long wooden handle with some type of hair attached; purchased from Turkana (Kenya).
191.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick A basket tree stick used as a ritual status symbol, origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
192.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick Ritual staff of office; wood is divided into intricately carved and decorated sections.
193.
Straw trivet
Straw trivet Orange and natural colored woven round, flat straw object resembling a trivet; no decoration on bottom; possible origin Uganda (weaving pattern resembles objects from Uganda).
194.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation; bottom has three incised marks on each side, handle carved on one side near the center column, and incised area in the middle of the top; origin Bira people of the Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
195.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; top is scalloped, base is square, four decorated block shapes between base and top; etched into one side is "H_ _ _ _ _"; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
196.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; open square carved through center; origin Mangbetu people of the Ituri rainforest.
197.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, scalloped design on top.
198.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, star-shaped base; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
199.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden nkumbi household stool used in initiation with two pieces of wood lying on top; four legs, darker in color, curve upward, 3 holes in each side on the darker band of color; one piece of wood is inscribed "Innsbruck Sept 27 1953"; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
200.
Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool supported by four nearly identical carved figures with red mouths; three figures hold the seat of the stool with extended arms; geometric design at base and top; origin Ituri rainforest.