Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
161. 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. 162. Stone Ganesh sculpture Miniature stone sculpture of Ganesh, a well-known representation of divinity in Hinduism. 163. 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. 164. 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). 165. 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). 166. Brass liquid sprinkler with intricate support Intricate brass support with a cupperhood in the shape of a cobra that holds a brass bowl. The bowl has a perforated hole that is used to drip liquid. Original description from Colin Turnbull reads "brass Vvandi bowl support Lingham in clothed Lotus." 167. Carved wooden figure Wooden head with both animal and human features; mane, tusks, and nose of an animal, ears, mouth, and eyes of a human; geometric design on base, back is plain, soft wood; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). 168. Incense burner Incense burner cemented by symbols for sacred syllables "ma" and "aum"; origin Tamil Nadu. 169. Brass spoon Brass spoon for holy oil; origin Varanasi (Benares). 170. Metal figure Early metal statue of figure seated at an alter with a snake next to an urn on a platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India. 171. Brass figure Brass figurine of the Hindu goddess Durga standing on decorated platform. 172. Metal figure Early metal figurine of a man standing at the end of a long raised platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India. 173. 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. 174. Copper kettle Copper kettle with brass parts on lid and handle; origin Morocco. 175. Brass bucket Brass pail with handles on each side; origin Berber people of Morocco. 176. Copper bowl Copper bowl with Acanthus leaf motif; on a stem with stamp on bottom: 1891800; origin Morocco. 177. Copper bucket Copper pail with handle and geometric design engraved around top; origin Morocco. 178. Kettle Copper and brass kettle with intricately engraved design on lid, top, and sides; knob of lid, ornate handle, and spout brass; origin Morocco. 179. Brass Kettle Brass kettle with handle, damaged base; mark on base: "Marque de Pose"; origin Morocco. 180. Brass teapot with tray
Brass teapot with handle; design engraved on lid and around belly of pot; rectangular base with four feet and carved designs; with brass tray that has engraved design; origin Morocco.