Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. Wooden mask Dark, heavy wooden mask with horns and a helmet. The face appears to be surrounded by an animal's mane. Origin Liberia 2. Powder horn Pirate's powder horn, used to store gunpowder. Engraved on the bottom of the horn is a flower design and the initials "T.Y." Origin unknown. 3. 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. 4. Carved wooden figure Wooden figure that has both animal and human features, standing on two legs with elongated snout, 6 large teeth, head cover with pieces resembling horns and a protruding piece in the middle; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 5. Stone animal sculpture Well-carved stone sculpture of an animal with four horns, used in a domestic shrine; possibly depicts Nandi the bull, from Hindu mythology. 6. Antelope horn Antelope horn, used for holding medicine; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 7. Antelope horn Antelope horn, use unknown; origin Ituri rainforest. 8. Copper horn Copper horn with seven holes, decorative copper pieces; plays like a flute; possible origin Tibet. 9. Wooden horn
Wooden horn in two parts with seven holes; possible origin Tibet.