From: Gabon

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Title Mancala
Native Name Madaji
Object Number CG2001-8-154
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kale
Provenience Gabon
Culture Area Central Africa
Date Made pre 1892
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Mancala

Game board consisting of twelve incised circles six on each side divided by a depression in the middle. On either end of board is a shallow container shaped like a triangle to collect stones. One end slightly broken. four legs support bottom.

Among the so-called Dahomeyans this game is called Madaji, the board adjito, and the seeds which they use, adji. It is a game for two persons.

Length 58 cm
Width 15.5 cm
Other Number 30642 - Other Number | CG2000-8-25 - Found in Collection Number

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