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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
| 1.||Puja bell ||Miniature brass bell for a domestic shrine used during Puja; origin India. |
| 2.||Siva Lingam ||Miniature Siva Lingam; stone article used for worship in a domestic shrine; origin Varanasi (Benares), India. |
| 3.||Wooden carving ||Wooden religious artifact; origin Tamil Nadu, India. |
| 4.||Siva Lingam ||Siva Lingam; stone article used for worship in a domestic shrine; origin South India. |
| 5.||Brass spoon ||Brass spoon for holy oil; origin Varanasi (Benares). |
| 6.||Brass Menorah ||Brass menorah, possible origin Ethiopia. |
| 7.||Butter lamp ||Hanging brass butter lamp attached to chain; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares). |
| 8.||Butter lamp ||Brass butter lamp with the number 24 stamped into base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares). |
| 9.||Brass wick holder ||Hindu wick holder for a butter lamp; one circular holder surrounded by five teardrop-shaped holders, serpent-shaped handle; origin North India. |
| 10.||Buddha statue ||Buddha wearing a garment of gold seated on a gold throne in a meditative position, decorative markings on the bottom; origin unknown. |
| 11.||Buddha statue ||Brass figure of seated Buddha, eyes closed, in a meditative position; origin unknown. |
| 12.||Wooden Buddha statue ||Wooden buddha seated in a meditative position. |
| 13.||Siva statue ||From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Siva with four arms, a serpent around his neck and legs, standing on a child in front of a circle with flames. |
| 14.||Double-sided spoon ||From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; metal double-sided spoon with religious images on all sides. |
| 15.||Stone animal sculpture ||Well-carved stone sculpture of an animal with four horns, used in a domestic shrine; possibly depicts Nandi the bull, from Hindu mythology. |
| 16.||Stone Ganesh sculpture ||Miniature stone sculpture of Ganesh, a well-known representation of divinity in Hinduism. |
| 17.||Butter lamp ||Brass bowl lamp, nailed to a snake-shaped base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin North India. |
| 18.||Bell ||Brass bell with wooden handle, probably used by Colin Turnbull while practicing Buddhism. |
| 19.||Brass bowl ||Brass bowl with lid for carrying holy water; origin Varanasi (Benares).