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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mende (uncertain)
Vai (uncertain)
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Date Made: Late 19th-Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 16.2 cm
Length: 63.3 cm
Width: 14.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:29 - Collector Number

Description

Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board carved of wood. Boat- shaped with round central stand; one pointed end (prow) and one rounded end (stern). Storage compartment in center of stand with square opening; incised decoration surrounds pockets.

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