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Medal
Medal
Medal of Uruwira Minerals Limited, Mpanda
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calcite
calcite
The presence of cobalt in the Copperbelt of Katanga is also apparent from the purple tint of usually colourless minerals such as calcite
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African emerald cuckoo
African emerald cuckoo
The African emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus) is a species of cuckoo that is native to Africa.
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Asbestos
Asbestos
Asbestos is a general term for aggregates of fibrous silicate minerals. Central Africa has no known occurrences of mineable asbestos, but a few small deposits of relatively coarse-grained material have been identified, as in the west and southeast of the Congo.
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Mbwoongitwool in the form of a recipient used to mix plant oil with tool powder for cosmetic purposes.
Mbwoongitwool in the form of a recipient used to mix plant oil with tool powder for cosmetic purposes.
The Kuba mbwoongitwool were exclusively made by women. They created these small figurative sculptures by working a paste made of precious red tukula powder mixed with sandy clay.
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Pipe
Pipe
These pipes, that can be found in the hands of Tutsi men on photos from the 1930s and 1940s, were often made by Twa potters.
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Painting
Painting
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Slit drum
Slit drum
African musical instruments are often much more than just objects that produce sound. This slit drum or 'talking drum' is in fact a means of communication, a voice that conveys messages between the villages of an particular community. The village drummer transforms spoken language into rhytmic codes.
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Short sword
Short sword
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