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1954-1989 (25)
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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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1.
Hunting spear
Hunting spear Hunting spear for protection against lions; metal handle and blade with four holes, blade and handle attached by a piece of wood, metal wiring wrapped around sections of the handle; origin Nandi people of Kenya.
2.
Fly wrist
Fly wrist Ritual fly wrist used by doctors; long wooden handle with some type of hair attached; purchased from Turkana (Kenya).
3.
Atubwa (wooden bowl)
Atubwa (wooden bowl) Wooden bowl (atubwa); origin Turkana people of Kenya.
4.
Neck rest
Neck rest Wooden neckrest/headrest with two holes that would have had a chain or cord through them; wood is stained; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
5.
Neck rest
Neck rest Wooden neckrest/headrest with wooden charm attached to a woven vine; vine is attached to central vertical piece with two holes; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
6.
Neck rest
Neck rest Wooden neckrest/headrest with vine cord attached to two holes in the vertical piece of the object; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
7.
Snuff holder
Snuff holder Bark snuff holder; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
8.
Snuff holder
Snuff holder Bark snuff holder; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
9.
Snuff holder
Snuff holder Wooden snuff holder with metal chain attached by wire and metal strip around the narrow opening; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
10.
Beaded necklace
Beaded necklace Part of a necklace with green, red, white, and brown beads, the brown beads irregularly shaped; strung on a string that has unraveled at the end; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
11.
Atubwa (wooden bowl)
Atubwa (wooden bowl) Wooden bowl (atubwa) with two pieces of metal-like staples on one side; bowl is oval in shape, rounded on the bottom; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
12.
Small knife
Small knife Small knife with wooden handle wrapped in a metal strip; hide sheath decorated with a strip of wood wrapped with thick thread; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
13.
Ebony letter opener
Ebony letter opener Ebony paper knife with an elephant carved on the handle, large notch carved just below elephant; origin West Kenya.
14.
Circular knife
Circular knife Circular knife, believed to be worn on a wrist; blade edge is covered, ends of cover have copper fittings, interior opening has cover with wire decoration; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
15.
Knife with sheath
Knife with sheath Decorative knife with metal blade and wooden handle with metal dots at top and base; sheath with a wrist thong made of some sort of hide; metal wire wrapped around tip of sheath; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
16.
Gourd container
Gourd container Gourd vessel with a hide cover over its mouth; decorated strip of hide with green, red, and blue beads and seven cowry shells attached to side; string of white, orange, and blue beads attach the cover to the strip of hide; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
17.
Ebony bowl
Ebony bowl Ebony dish; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
18.
Candle holder
Candle holder Wood carving that was used as a candle-holder; birds and crocodiles carved around the stand; remnants of the candle remain; origin south Kenya.
19.
Stirring ladle
Stirring ladle Rectangular shaped stirring implement, dark wood; origin Turkana people of Kenya or Dodoth people of Uganda.
20.
Stirring ladle
Stirring ladle Wooden stirring ladle, dark wood, roughly done, with split in wood; origin Turkana people of Kenya.