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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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1.
Ostrich egg
Ostrich egg Ostrich egg shell for storing and drinking water; "Happy Easter Josephine" is inscribed along with two hearts, most likely an Easter gift from Colin Turnbull to Joseph Towles during their time studying the Ik people of Uganda.
2.
Uher tape recorder
Uher tape recorder Uher reel-to-reel tape recorder with cord and AC adapter attached; used by Joseph Towles in 1972.
3.
35mm Camera
35mm Camera Cavalier EE Auto 35mm Camera; Modified/renamed version of Taron Auto EE (1963); in leather carrying case; c. 1965.
4.
Siva statue
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.
5.
Miscellaneous objects
Miscellaneous objects From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; a metal cup, an ornate metal top (broken and rusted), broken wooden beads, and a gold-painted plastic top.
6.
Cowry shells
Cowry shells From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; a small box of cowry shells.
7.
Metal pin
Metal pin From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; metal souvenir pin, possibly of a Buddhist temple.
8.
Necklace with charms
Necklace with charms Ivory tooth on a gold metal braided necklace with a lion charm signifying the Leo zodiac sign; personal belonging of Joseph Towles.
9.
Water pitcher
Water pitcher From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Brass water pitcher with ornate snake handle; main body of pitcher decorated with animals, trees, and a shrine; spout has bird and leaf motif.
10.
Desk set
Desk set Colin Turnbull's alabaster desk set with two pens; engraved "JILUC," meaning "Joseph I Love You, Colin."
11.
Cymbals
Cymbals From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; set of cymbals connected by a chain, leather straps connect cymbals to chain.
12.
Strand of beads
Strand of beads From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Four strands of silver beads with a screw closure and two decorated pieces with Buddhist images.
13.
Copper teapot
Copper teapot From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; Copper teapot, lid has four images of a face, body has four embossed designs, greek key design around base, spout resembles elephant trunk.
14.
Iron rings
Iron rings From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; two iron rings.
15.
Oil lamps
Oil lamps From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; two oil lamps.
16.
Necklace
Necklace From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; a necklace with heart-shaped enclosure and wooden beads.
17.
Lion ring
Lion ring From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; tarnished metal lion-faced ring.
18.
Double-sided spoon
Double-sided spoon From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; metal double-sided spoon with religious images on all sides.
19.
Coaster
Coaster From Colin Turnbull's personal belongings; coaster with crossstitch around border.
20.
Typewriter case
Typewriter case Black typewriter case with two metal clasps and twine handle.