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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Heavy dark wooden chief's stool supported by a carving of a female figure. Origin Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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.
Wooden figure
Wooden figure Standing female attached to a double circular pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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.
Harp A three string harp with wooden arm, body of a turtle shell, animal skin, and wire strings. Origin Gabon.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask A wooden mask of polished black wood; origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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.
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.
Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool with a base and top joined by four carved vertical supports. Seat contains a circular band of cowrie shells and inlaid ivory. Origin West Africa.
Wooden shield
Wooden shield Wooden shield for ceremonial purposes (possibly of the Asmat people). It is carved from a light weight wood. Origin Papua New Guinea.
Raffia mask
Raffia mask Mask used during the performance of tambuan (or tumbuan) dances. It is woven from raffia and and has a beak, cross-hatched crown, circular eyes, and reeds projecting from circular ear rings. Origin Papua New Guinea.
Ancestor board
Ancestor board Oval ancestoral or spirit board with abstract designs. Ancestor boards are kept in men's ceremonial houses and can represent personal spirits or simply be used for decoration. Origin Papua New Guinea.
Wooden headrest
Wooden headrest Sled-shaped wooden headrest carved in the form of a stylized bird. Origin Papua New Guinea.
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.
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.
Brass arm ornament
Brass arm ornament An arm bangle with five star points containing metal balls that produce sound when shaken. Origin Liberia.
Brass arm ornament
Brass arm ornament An arm bangle decorated with six balls, each marked with a cross. The balls contain metal pieces that produce sound when shaken. Origin Liberia.
Elephant tail bracelet
Elephant tail bracelet Bracelet made of elephant tail. Origin West Africa.
Raffia bracelet
Raffia bracelet Bracelet made of brown and black raffia. Origin West Africa.
Cocoa bean necklace
Cocoa bean necklace Necklace or toy made with cocoa beans. Origin West Africa.