Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
81. Harp Five string harp with a wooden body, animal skin across top, cord strings; very decorated with geometric pattern wood-burned into body, arm has giraffe-like spots; origin Uganda. 82. Cymbals Brass temple cymbals attached by a string; origin Varanasi (Benares). 83. Siva Lingam Siva Lingam; stone article used for worship in a domestic shrine; origin South India. 84. Stone Ganesh sculpture Miniature stone sculpture of Ganesh, a well-known representation of divinity in Hinduism. 85. Metal figure Early metal figurine of a man standing at the end of a long raised platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India. 86. Fly wrist Ritual fly wrist used by doctors; long wooden handle with some type of hair attached; purchased from Turkana (Kenya). 87. Ritual stick Intricately woven basket tree stick used as a ritual symbol. 88. Wooden container Wooden container or pot that appears to be a mortar; unknown origin. 89. Straw trivet Orange and natural colored woven round, flat straw object resembling a trivet; no decoration on bottom; possible origin Uganda (weaving pattern resembles objects from Uganda). 90. Bundle of arrows Bundle of wooden arrows wrapped with a piece of raffia, seven with metal tips, fourteen in all; end of one is notched with traces of poison; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mbuti people. 91. Tapa mat Tapa mat from the Marquesas Islands, collected by Joseph Towles; design on one side in black ink or paint. 92. Wooden stool Wooden, three-legged stool that appears to have been carved from one piece of wood; origin Ik people of Uganda. 93. Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden nkumbi household stool used in initiation with two pieces of wood lying on top; four legs, darker in color, curve upward, 3 holes in each side on the darker band of color; one piece of wood is inscribed "Innsbruck Sept 27 1953"; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest. 94. Small wooden pot Small wooden pot, crudely done; origin Ik people of Uganda. 95. Tuyere (kiln part) End of a pottery tuyere used in a kiln; a tuyere is a tube through which air or oxygen is blown into a blast furnace, a ceramic blow tube to keep the furnace hot; origin Uganda. 96. Bellows Bellows used with tuyere and kiln; top skin and stick are missing; origin Uganda. 97. Raffia basket Yellow, violet, and natural coiled raffia basket with two handles; tray-shaped, repetitive geometric decorations in natural raffia within violet bands, edge is three rows of tightly woven material with handles on either side, plain underside; origin Uganda. 98. Raffia basket Yellow, violet, and natural coiled raffia basket; repetitive geometric decorations in natural raffia within violet bands, edge is three rows of tightly woven material, plain underside; origin Uganda. 99. Snake charmer's pipe Snake charmer's pipe made of two pieces of bamboo sealed together with seven holes, placed inside a gourd; origin North India. 100. Decorated wooden bowl
Decorated wooden bowl with a lid on top of a stem; container is stained dark brown with two areas of a lighter brown color; origin Uganda.