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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-29
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mende (uncertain)
Vai (uncertain)
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Date Made: Late 19th-Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 14.9 cm
Length: 62.5 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:30 - Collector Number

Description

Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board made of wood. Boat- shaped board supported by square pedestal; one pointed end (prow) and one rounded end (stern). Twelve playing pockets bisected by ridge; incised decoration surrounds pockets.

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