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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation; bottom has three incised marks on each side, handle carved on one side near the center column, and incised area in the middle of the top; origin Bira people of the Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
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Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; top is scalloped, base is square, four decorated block shapes between base and top; etched into one side is "H_ _ _ _ _"; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
203.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation graduation; open square carved through center; origin Mangbetu people of the Ituri rainforest.
204.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, scalloped design on top.
205.
Wooden nkumbi stool
Wooden nkumbi stool Wooden stool used in nkumbi initiation, star-shaped base; origin Epulu region of the Ituri rainforest.
206.
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.
207.
Ivory hair pin
Ivory hair pin Ivory hairpin, curved with a pointed tip on one end and the other a carved head of a woman; hair is that of a Mangbetu woman, decoration on torso.
208.
Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden stool supported by four nearly identical carved figures with red mouths; three figures hold the seat of the stool with extended arms; geometric design at base and top; origin Ituri rainforest.
209.
Small wooden pot
Small wooden pot Small wooden pot, crudely done; origin Ik people of Uganda.
210.
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.
211.
Bellows
Bellows Bellows used with tuyere and kiln; top skin and stick are missing; origin Uganda.
212.
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.
213.
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.
214.
Bamboo chair piece
Bamboo chair piece One of seventy bamboo pieces that comprise of an Mbata seat; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Ndaka people.
215.
Raffia handbag
Raffia handbag Purple, yellow, and green raffia handbag with red stitches; material sewn inside, outside decorated with flowers; two braided raffia handles; origin South India.
216.
Raffia handbag
Raffia handbag Natural-colored raffia bag with green material sewn inside; decorated with groups of three shells in floral-type arrangement, coral and green connect shells; origin South India.
217.
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.
218.
Pipe
Pipe Pottery pipe bowl, origin India.
219.
Brass tops
Brass tops Pair of small brass peacock feather tops for holy oil, some red in decoration; origin India.
220.
Brass Krishna statue
Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna on a square base; origin Varanasi (Benares).