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Henri Nouwen fonds
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Wooden sculpture

Item consists of one wooden sculpture, all carved from one block of dark wood. The bottom of the wood features the carved inscription 'The Remnant' and possibly a signature of the artist. The sculpture features a seated figure with its legs pulled to its chest, and one arm wrapped around the body. The other arm is resting on the floor, with its palm facing upward and cupped. The figure is sanded smooth with a finish, while the base is left rough.

Crucifix pendant

Item consists of one small metal pendant. On the front is a crucifix, with engraved figures behind Jesus, and angels above His head. The verso lists the name "Assisi" and has an engraved phrase in Latin, likely a prayer.

Commemorative coin

Item consists of one commemorative coin. The front of the coin features a raised profile of Pope Paul VI, and the Latin of his name: "Paulus VI. Pont. Max" The verso of the coin reads "Anno santo 1975. Roma" and a raise depiction of two saints and a doorway. Nouwen likely got this coin while he was in Rome.

Army socks

Item consists of one pair of olive green socks that were part of Henri Nouwen's military uniform. There is a label with 'Nouwen' sewed onto each sock.

Clerical collars

Item consists of six clerical collars, all used by Henri Nouwen.

Sailor doll

Item consists of one sailor doll with a hat with the label, "Holland-America Line". Henri Nouwen likely collected this doll while on contract as the chaplain for the Holland America Line in 1962. The doll has a soft body and a hard plastic head. The face is painted on.

String doll

Item consists of one doll made of rope. Red string is wound around each leg and arm, and green string is wound around the middle to create a waist. Green string also attaches the arms to the body. The head is a brown wooden ball. Around its neck is a yellow scarp, and the doll is wearing a brown felt hat. This item is possibly from Nouwen's time in Powhatan, Louisiana.

Wooden candlestick

Item consists of one wooden candlestick from the office of Henri Nouwen.

Ukrainian wooden candlestick

Item consists of one wooden candlestick with five wooden bells attached to the round base, given to Nouwen by Zenia Kushpeta.

Metal candlestick

Item consists of one metal candlestick made in Holland.

Oval rock

Item consists of one small rock.

Brass plated ornament

Item consists of one brass plated ornament with raised depictions of people praying.

Ceramic chalice

Item consists of one ceramic chalice with an orange glaze paint.

Narrow glass mug

Item consists of one small and narrow glass mug.

Silver napkin ring

Item consists of one silver napkin ring, featuring the inscription "Francis George Sutton".

Brass crucifix

Item consists of a small brass crucifix.

Clay bird ornament

Item consists of one small clay bird. The top of the bird is painted blue.

White wax candle

Item consists of one white wax candle that has been burned.

Wooden bowl

Item consists of a small wooden bowl.

Timex watch

Item consists of one silver Timex watch.

Russian medallion

Item consists of one metal medallion. The front features two male figures in an archway which frames the engraved depiction of a building. The back of the medallion features several images of a building or buildings with text in Russian and some dates. The buildings depicted are the buildings that make up the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Metal angels ornament

Item consists of a metal ornament depicting angels and the Virgin Mary.

Modified mother-of-pearl rosary

Item consists of one modified rosary with 11 mother-of-pearl beads and has a silver clasp attached to one end, a silver cross at the other.

Brass plate of Saint Gennaro

Item consists of one small brass plate with the image of Saint Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, and the inscription "prega per noi," the Italian phrase for "pray for us".

Black Orthodox rosary

Item consists of one black Orthodox rosary. The Rosary is made of knotted wool to simulate beads, with light blue thread wrapped around segments for decoration. The end of the rosary is a cross shape in the wool.

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