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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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81.
Harp
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
Cymbals Brass temple cymbals attached by a string; origin Varanasi (Benares).
83.
Siva Lingam
Siva Lingam Siva Lingam; stone article used for worship in a domestic shrine; origin South India.
84.
Stone Ganesh sculpture
Stone Ganesh sculpture Miniature stone sculpture of Ganesh, a well-known representation of divinity in Hinduism.
85.
Metal figure
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
Fly wrist Ritual fly wrist used by doctors; long wooden handle with some type of hair attached; purchased from Turkana (Kenya).
87.
Ritual stick
Ritual stick Intricately woven basket tree stick used as a ritual symbol.
88.
Wooden container
Wooden container Wooden container or pot that appears to be a mortar; unknown origin.
89.
Straw trivet
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 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 Tapa mat from the Marquesas Islands, collected by Joseph Towles; design on one side in black ink or paint.
92.
Wooden stool
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 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 Small wooden pot, crudely done; origin Ik people of Uganda.
95.
Tuyere (kiln part)
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 Bellows used with tuyere and kiln; top skin and stick are missing; origin Uganda.
97.
Raffia basket
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
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 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 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.