Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
1. Seed necklace with pendant Necklace made with brown and gray seeds, a brown tube, and a pendant. Origin West Africa. 2. Seed necklace Necklace made with gray seeds. Origin West Africa. 3. Seed necklace Necklace made with brown seeds. Origin West Africa. 4. Doll Male doll representing a clan chief dressed in a gold shirt and hat, caftan, and white trousers. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 5. Doll Raffia doll in a ceremonial Sierra Leonian costume, holding the country's flag in one hand and a stick in the other. There is a round mirror on the front and back of the mask. 6. Doll Female doll dressed in gold and black with plastic jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 7. Doll Stilt doll from the Gio, or Dan, people of West Africa. The doll's belt and headband contain cowrie shells, and its skirt is made of raffia. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 8. Doll Female doll representing a market woman wearing a turquoise gele (headtie), green necklace, and print dress. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 9. Doll Female doll dressed in a wrap skirt, lace top, shawl, and head wrap with gold jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 10. Doll Female doll with a baby on her back, pounding rice with a mortar and pestle. Made by L Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia. 11. Doll Female doll wearing a blue dress and earrings. Her hair is decorated with a coin, cowrie shells, and other jewelry. Origin Gambia. 12. Doll Female doll wearing a white dress and yellow sash with the beaded letters "UOMO" and a heart on it. She is decorated with many charms, including coins, beads, and cowrie shells. Two of the coins have inscribed on them "Republic of West Africa." Origin Gambia. 13. Doll Carved wooden doll with a circular torso and no arms or legs, wrapped in blue cloth and raffia. Origin Liberia. 14. Marimba Marimba made of wood and gourds, which act as resonators, tied together with twine and animal hide. Origin Nigeria. 15. Iron currency 64 pieces of iron currency with shaped ends; origin West Africa. 16.
available Dyed bogolan Cloth depicting masks from three different West African peoples. 17. Female bronze statue Bronze statue of a female holding a child. The woman has markings on her skirt and is carrying a basket on her head. Origin Liberia. 18. Brass arm ornament An arm bangle with five star points containing metal balls that produce sound when shaken. Origin Liberia. 19. Clay and seed bead necklace Necklace made with brown clay beads and orange seed beads. Origin West Africa. 20. Clay cups
Two glazed brown clay cups, one with a spout. Origin Gambia.