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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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101.
Doll
Doll Female doll dressed in gold and black with plastic jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
102.
Doll
Doll Stilt doll from the Gio, or Dan, people of West Africa. The doll's belt and headband contain cowrie shells, and its skirt is made of raffia. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
103.
Doll
Doll Female doll representing a market woman wearing a turquoise gele (headtie), green necklace, and print dress. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
104.
Doll
Doll Female doll dressed in a wrap skirt, lace top, shawl, and head wrap with gold jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
105.
Doll
Doll Female doll with a baby on her back, pounding rice with a mortar and pestle. Made by L Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
106.
Doll
Doll Female doll wearing a blue dress and earrings. Her hair is decorated with a coin, cowrie shells, and other jewelry. Origin Gambia.
107.
Doll
Doll Female doll wearing a white dress and yellow sash with the beaded letters "UOMO" and a heart on it. She is decorated with many charms, including coins, beads, and cowrie shells. Two of the coins have inscribed on them "Republic of West Africa." Origin Gambia.
108.
Bogolan
Bogolan 15 strips of Bogolan (also Bogolon or Bogolanfini) cloth in various lenghts and widths, cream in color and without design.
109.
Musical instrument
Musical instrument Orange gourd with seeds inside. Beads strung on a cord decorate the exterior. Origin West Africa.
110.
Musical instrument
Musical instrument Tubular bamboo rattles containing rice, similar to rainsticks. Origin West Africa.
111.
Doll
Doll Carved wooden doll with a circular torso and no arms or legs, wrapped in blue cloth and raffia. Origin Liberia.
112.
Marimba
Marimba Marimba made of wood and gourds, which act as resonators, tied together with twine and animal hide. Origin Nigeria.
113.
Weaver nest
Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia.
114.
Weaver nest
Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia.
115.
Weaver nest
Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia.
116.
Iron currency
Iron currency 64 pieces of iron currency with shaped ends; origin West Africa.
117.
Wood carving
Wood carving Wooden carving depicting the head of an antelope. Origin Liberia.
118.
Belly harp
Belly harp Six string belly harp with two sistra (or zistra) attached and a gourd resonator. The gourd has animal skin stretched over it and contains a rectangular opening. The sistra are triangular with circular metal rings that produce noise when shaken. Origin West Africa.
119.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with four prongs. Origin Liberia.
120.
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