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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-23
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mende
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 10 cm
Length: 67.9 cm
Width: 14.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:24 - Collector Number

Description

Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board made of wood. Boat-shaped with two pointed ends (canoe). Twelve playing pockets bisected by a ridge. Incised decoration on top and sides - chevrons and horizontal lines. Flat base.

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