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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-26
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Height: 18.7 cm
Length: 54.3 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:27 - Collector Number
87-20-1 - Other Number


Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board carved of wood. Boat-shaped with two pointed ends (canoe); triangle shaped end pockets. Board surpported by two central posts and two bowed arms terminating with shallop shaped decoration. Posts are incised with concentric diamond pattern. Incised concentric geometric patterns decorate surface of game board; accented with three groups of four carved cowrie shell clusters.

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