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81. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1851 Mechanic 74." 82. Wrought iron Snake-shaped wrought iron art object. The eyes are painted red and there are gold painted markings on the body. Forged by Carlton Simmons, Charleston, South Carolina. 83. Wrought iron Wrought iron art object with a forked end and twisted iron decorations. Forged by Carlton Simmons, Charleston, South Carolina. 84. Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1840 Servant 1869." 1840 is the year produced and 1869 signifies that it was the 1,869th "servant" badge sold that year. 85. Slave badge Copper slave badge imprinted "Charleston No. 261 Fruiterer 1812." The badge is a contemporary counterfeit -- "Fruiterer" is not a known occupation to be printed upon slave badges. 86. 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. 87. Brass arm ornament An arm bangle with five star points containing metal balls that produce sound when shaken. Origin Liberia. 88. 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. 89. Elephant tail bracelet Bracelet made of elephant tail. Origin West Africa. 90. Raffia bracelet Bracelet made of brown and black raffia. Origin West Africa. 91. Cocoa bean necklace Necklace or toy made with cocoa beans. Origin West Africa. 92. Seed necklace Necklace made with gray seeds. Origin West Africa. 93. Seed necklace with pendant Necklace made with brown and gray seeds, a brown tube, and a pendant. Origin West Africa. 94. Clay bead necklace Necklace made with two tones of brown clay beads. Origin West Africa. 95. Rice and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown and black rice seeds and beige seed beads. Origin West Africa. 96. Clay and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown clay beads and orange seed beads. Origin West Africa. 97. Seed necklace Necklace made with brown seeds. Origin West Africa. 98. Clay cups Two glazed brown clay cups, one with a spout. Origin Gambia. 99. Coins Six coins, three made of brass and three of nickel. The face side of each brass coin reads "Two cents; 1937" and the face side of each nickel coin reads "Two cents; 1941." Each face side depicts a palm tree, and each obverse reads "Republic of Liberia," depicting an elephant. 100. Framed masks
Two wooden masks, framed and mounted on red velvet. Origin West Africa, most likely Liberia or Cote d'Ivoire.