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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baule (uncertain)
Mende (uncertain)
Provenience: West Africa
Date Made: Late 19th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Aluminum
Height: 12 cm
Length: 56.5 cm
Width: 16.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:18 - Collector Number

Description

Configuration: 2 x 6

Game board made of wood. Retangular shaped scallop board supported by for legs. Projection at one end of board. Small pieces of metal inlaid between playing pockets. Twelve deep round playing pockets bisected by ridge. Incised cross-hatch geometric patterns decorate sides of board.

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