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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
122.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head of a cattle herder, made for tourists, origin west Kenya.
123.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda.
124.
Carved wooden head
Carved wooden head Carved wooden head made for tourists, origin Uganda.
125.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Wooden figure with tether headdress of wire and a shield, made for tourists, origin Uganda.
126.
Stone ashtray
Stone ashtray Red, black, and greenish-brown stone ashtray, made for tourists, origin West Africa.
127.
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.
128.
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.
129.
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.
130.
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.
131.
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.
132.
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.
133.
Harp
Harp Five string harp with wooden arm and base, skin covering, strings still attached; origin Bira people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
134.
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.
135.
Ivory blade
Ivory blade Ivory blade with handle of a very well-carved Mangbetu-style woman's head.
136.
Harp
Harp Five string harp with metal strings, wooden arm, and turtle-shell base; origin Ndaka people of Central Africa.
137.
Ceremonial knife
Ceremonial knife Ceremonial knife used in a wedding exchange; curved metal blade with three holes, wooden handle with decorative metal wrap near the blade; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mangbetu people.
138.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carved wooden figure of an Mbuti of Ituri forest; holes in each hand that are meant to hold spears.
139.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Wooden figure of Mbuti hunter with spear.
140.
Carved wooden figure
Carved wooden figure Carving of a human and an animal; the shapes are intertwined and a human face is part of the animal figure; origin South Kenya; engraved lettering on front reads "MR KASUMILI IOMASIL FROM_MbEGAM LD bAGAMOYO MAKOMDE."