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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-113
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Africa
Nigeria (uncertain)
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Height: 15.1 cm
Length: 62.5 cm
Width: 18.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:128 - Collector Number


Configuration: 2 x 6

Game board carved of wood; block shaped; Human head projecting from one end of board. Body of board is painted black, supported by four figures (unpainted?) - male and female on each sided separated by maltese style cross (two arms of cross painted black); male figures have raised arms supporting board; female figures hands are cupping breasts. Playing pockets bisected by decorated band of alternating gemetic shapes - six rectangles and five diamonds. Two of the diamonds have cross hatching.

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