Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
21. Framed masks Two wooden masks, framed and mounted on red velvet. Origin West Africa, most likely Liberia or Cote d'Ivoire. 22. Clay and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown clay beads and orange seed beads. Origin West Africa. 23. Rice and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown and black rice seeds and beige seed beads. Origin West Africa. 24. Iron currency 64 pieces of iron currency with shaped ends; origin West Africa. 25. Spear West African spear decorated with wood-burned design, strips of leather, and raffia wrap. Can be disassembled. 26.
available Dyed bogolan Cloth depicting masks from three different West African peoples. 27. Kaolin pipe Kaolin pipe with the face of a young African man molded into the bowl. 28. Kaolin pipe Kaolin pipe with the face of an African gentleman molded into the bowl. 29. Blanket Cotton multicolored blanket with fringe. Origin Nigeria. 30. Rectangular wooden gong Rectangular gong; two pieces of wood fastened together with a glue-like substance; opening on one side, wood bows out on front and back, and top and bottom edges are jagged; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people. 31. Wooden slit gong Wooden slit gong with two handles carved on each side, one with metal and straw wrapped around it; metal strip and random nails nailed onto one side; origin Rwanda. 32. Wooden slit gong Wooden slit gong with design carved on top; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bira people. Initials "KO KO" burned into one side. 33. Wooden drumsticks for use with slit gong Two wooden drum sticks with resin heads for use with slit gongs; origin Rwanda. 34. Nuchuba gameboard Wooden nuchuba board with four rows of eight large holes; game is played by filling two inside rows of holes with four beans each and successfully moving all beans to the outside rows; origin Tutsi people (Central Africa). 35. Tin of dry beans for use with nuchuba game Tin of 82 beans used to play nuchuba; tin reads "PLAYER NO.3 EXTRA QUALITY"; origin Tutsi people (Central Africa). 36. Ivory ring Carved ivory ring; origin Ituri, but also found in northern Uganda. 37. Porcupine Quill Porcupine quill, multicolored black/ivory; origin East Africa. 38. Wooden mask Wooden face mask with red horns, straw beard, holes for the eyes, and white painted designs; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndaka people. 39. Trumpet Wooden side-blown trumpet bound with band of crocodile skin, small hole for hanging; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people. 40. Soapstone Bowl
Black soapstone bowl; plain except for one decoration around rim; origin East Africa.