Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. 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. 2. Doll Female doll with a baby on her back, pounding rice with a mortar and pestle. Made by L Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 3. Wood carving Wooden carving depicting the head of an antelope. Origin Liberia. 4. Wooden mask Large dark brown wooden mask with raffia mane or hair. Origin Liberia. 5. Wooden mask Dark, heavy wooden mask with horns and a helmet. The face appears to be surrounded by an animal's mane. Origin Liberia 6. Doll Male doll representing a clan chief dressed in a gold shirt and hat, caftan, and white trousers. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 7. Doll Female doll dressed in gold and black with plastic jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 8. Wooden mask Wooden mask with four prongs. Origin Liberia. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. Shirt Blue men's tie-dyed shirt with white design. Origin Liberia. 12. Utility basket Large straw utility basket with cover. Origin Liberia. 13. Shirt White men's pullover tie-dyed shirt with embroidery on collar and pocket. Origin Liberia. 14. Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia. 15. Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia. 16. Weaver nest Nest of a weaver bird; origin Liberia. 17. 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. 18. Doll Carved wooden doll with a circular torso and no arms or legs, wrapped in blue cloth and raffia. Origin Liberia. 19. Basket Basket from Liberia that resembles the han blai (woven) basket from Sierra Leone. Used for fishing. It is not tightly woven. Origin Liberia. 20. 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.