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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-44
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dan
Provenience: West Africa
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 18.5 cm
Length: 61 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:49 - Collector Number

Description

Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board made of wood. Rectangular board in shape of human body board supported by limbs. Legs of board are formed by bent knees and elbows of the human figure. Underside of board has carved breasts and belly button. Projection in the shape of human head turned to side at one end of board, opposite end has endcup projection in shape of feet. Twelve round playing pockets bisected by band of incised geometic design.

Bibliography:

[Article] Pearson, Kristen. 2016. "Sowing the Seeds of Competitive Play: The Enduring Legacy of Mancala". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 58. no. 1. pg. 28-31 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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