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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Male wooden statue
Male wooden statue Male wooden figure carrying a vessel in left hand and a dagger in right. Origin Bena Lulua people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Female wooden statue
Female wooden statue Female wooden figure carrying a vessel in each hand. Origin Bena Lulua people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Tall wooden mask in the shape of a plunging bird with a broad tail. Probable origin is the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with both human and animal characteristics. Origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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Wood and metal mask
Wood and metal mask Wooden and metal mask from the Marka people used in circumcision rituals. Origin Mali.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden ceremonial mask made for the Bwadi ya Kifwebe association, a group that polices social behavior and neutralizes disruptive elements within the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The masks are worn in a variety of ceremonies.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Heavy dark wooden chief's stool supported by a carving of a female figure. Origin Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Female wooden statue
Female wooden statue Standing female figure of dark wood attached to a small, untreated pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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Wooden figure
Wooden figure Standing female attached to a double circular pedestal. Origin Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Tall wooden mask with a rectangular box for the head. The top portion depicts a female figure below a perched bird with a downward thrusting arrow. Origin is either Dogon or Mossi people of Burkina Faso.
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Harp
Harp A three string harp with wooden arm, body of a turtle shell, animal skin, and wire strings. Origin Gabon.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask A wooden mask of polished black wood; origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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Metal face mask
Metal face mask N'domo mask used in the second of seven initiation rituals for boys of the Bambara people of Mali. The decorated vertical wooden posts represent the wisdom of the cosmos and the long nose symbolizes vitality.
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Metal face statuette
Metal face statuette A funerary statuette common among the Hongwe (Mahongwe), Kota (Bakota), and Fang people of Gabon. The statue is placed upon a box containing the remains of an ancestor and acts as the guardian of the reliquaries.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool with a base and top joined by four carved vertical supports. Seat contains a circular band of cowrie shells and inlaid ivory. Origin West Africa.
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Wooden shield
Wooden shield Wooden shield for ceremonial purposes (possibly of the Asmat people). It is carved from a light weight wood. Origin Papua New Guinea.
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Raffia mask
Raffia mask Mask used during the performance of tambuan (or tumbuan) dances. It is woven from raffia and and has a beak, cross-hatched crown, circular eyes, and reeds projecting from circular ear rings. Origin Papua New Guinea.
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Ancestor board
Ancestor board Oval ancestoral or spirit board with abstract designs. Ancestor boards are kept in men's ceremonial houses and can represent personal spirits or simply be used for decoration. Origin Papua New Guinea.
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Wooden headrest
Wooden headrest Sled-shaped wooden headrest carved in the form of a stylized bird. Origin Papua New Guinea.