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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-24
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mende (uncertain)
Vai (uncertain)
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Date Made: Late 19th-Early 20th Century
Height: 18.8 cm
Length: 67 cm
Width: 14.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:25 - Collector Number


Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board carved of wood. boat-shaped with two pointed ends (canoe) and central storage compartment in stand. Storage compartment has round opening. Stand is decorated on both sides- one side has square divided into four triangles with chevrons and horizontal lines, other side has diagnoal lines forming grid with cental diamond-shaped decorations. Base made or two bow arms connecting to pointed ends of boat. Triangle shaped end pockets.

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