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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-89.1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mende (uncertain)
Vai (uncertain)
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Date Made: 19th to Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Metal
Height: 20 cm
Length: 58.4 cm
Width: 15.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:103 - Collector Number

Description

Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Carved of wood; boat-shaped with two rounded ends and square center stand. Storage compartment in center stand with round opening; arms projecting from sides that support base of game board; circular piece of metal attached (6 nails) to base of stand. Incised decoration throughout.

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