Game Board

Mancala Board


From: West Africa

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 2015-22-44
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Dan
Provenience West Africa
Date Made Early 20th Century
Section African
Materials Wood

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.

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

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