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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks, eyes, and toes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
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Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks and eyes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
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Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks and eyes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
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Rectangular wooden gong
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.
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Wooden slit gong
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.
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Ebony elephant carving
Ebony elephant carving Ebony elephant with white wooden tusks and eyes; possible origin is South Eastern Africa.
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Wooden slit gong
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.
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Wooden drumsticks for use with slit gong
Wooden drumsticks for use with slit gong Two wooden drum sticks with resin heads for use with slit gongs; origin Rwanda.
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Bone drumstick for use with slit gong
Bone drumstick for use with slit gong Drumstick made of a bare bone; for use with slit gong.
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Bone drumstick with leather covering for use with slit gong
Bone drumstick with leather covering for use with slit gong Bone drumstick with leather stitched over joint end; for use with slit gong.
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Patterned wooden comb
Patterned wooden comb Wooden comb with carved pattern on both sides and a hole in the handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
12.
Plastic and metal hair comb
Plastic and metal hair comb Black plastic hair comb with metal prongs, black panther fist and peace sign engraved into handle.
13.
Fish-shaped comb
Fish-shaped comb Wooden comb, shaped like a fish with two painted eyes and a tail with a hole in the middle. Stamped "Made in China."
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Wooden comb
Wooden comb Wooden comb; decorative markings in middle section, light wood; origin unknown.
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Decorated wooden comb
Decorated wooden comb Wooden comb with three holes of various sizes; origin unknown.
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Wooden comb
Wooden comb Wooden comb with thick tines on one side and thin tines on the other; dark brown, origin unknown.
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Small ritual staff
Small ritual staff Small ritual metal staff with two prongs, a twisted neck, and a pointed end on the handle.
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Double-headed metal staff
Double-headed metal staff Double-headed metal staff with a long wooden handle; has the appearance of an animal with a beak and a long tail.
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Bracelet
Bracelet Braided brown bracelet from Mbo people of Zaire (later, the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
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Kingele pallet bell
Kingele pallet bell Metal kingele pallet bell used by dancers in the nkumbi initiation ritual of the Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.