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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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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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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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Trumpet
Trumpet Wooden side-blown trumpet bound with band of crocodile skin, small hole for hanging; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
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Lukembi
Lukembi Twelve-note sound box, also known as thumb piano, board piano, lukembi, or kalimba; wooden with keys made from spoon handles, bicycle spikes, or metal keys hammered to the desired shape; keys plucked with thumb and fingers; one hole on base and one on back; one key has a coil wrap; crudely decorated with lines and scratch-like marks on back; origin Ngwanda people of Central Africa.
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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.
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Lukembi
Lukembi Twelve-note sound box, also known as thumb piano, board piano, lukembi, or kalimba; wooden with keys made from spoon handles, bicycle spikes, or metal keys hammered to the desired shape; keys plucked with thumb and fingers; two holes on bottom and one on back; crudely decorated with lines and scratch-like marks; origin Lese people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Lukembi
Lukembi Ten-note barrel-shaped sound box, also known as board piano or thumb piano and lukembi, likembe, or kalimba; wooden with keys made from spoon handles, bicycle spikes, or metal keys hammered to the desired shape; keys plucked with thumb and fingers; open at top and closed at bottom; one hole in bottom and one on back; semi-circular red markings on sides and top, rectangles etched on sides; metal wrapped around keys; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
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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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Lukembi
Lukembi Sixteen-note sound box, also known as board piano or thumb piano and lukembi, likembe, or kalimba; wooden with keys made from spoon handles, bicycle spikes, or metal keys hammered to the desired shape; keys plucked with thumb and fingers; two holes under the keys and some decoration on the side; inscription "RUMBA OPIKA MIE LEON L24B1954.BUNIA"; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
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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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Lukembi
Lukembi Ten-note barrel-shaped sound box, also known as board piano or thumb piano and lukembi, likembe, or kalimba; wooden with keys made from spoon handles, bicycle spikes, or metal keys hammered to the desired shape; keys plucked with thumb and fingers; very decorated; bottom has hole with eleven additional holes encircling it; inscription "CT" and "CP11D" carved into back of wood; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Musical instrument
Musical instrument Six-stringed instrument with gourd base, decorated with cowrie shells. Origin Togo.
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Sistrum
Sistrum A sistrum, rattle-like musical instrument that was sacred in ancient Egypt; rectangular metal object that has pointed forged end; 15 holes with 15 metal rings line the edges; origin Egypt.
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Musical instrument
Musical instrument Pelt-covered percussion instrument. Origin Togo.
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Musical instrument
Musical instrument Metal bell-shaped percussion instrument. Origin Togo.
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Xylophone
Xylophone Square xylohopne with five plates, each producing a different tone.
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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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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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Harp
Harp Miniature five-string harp with wooden arm and base; base covered with skin that has been nailed down, arm has leopard type decoration, base has markings, hole cut out on top of base; origin Mangbetu people of the Ituri forest.