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Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-115
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Africa
Nigeria (uncertain)
Date Made: 19th Century
Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 81.5 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:130 - Collector Number


Configuration: 2 x 6

Game board made of wood. Block-shaped board supported by ten female figures. Two snakes being held at neck by tow end figures. Scalloped shaped board of twelve round playing pockets bisected by ridge decorated with five diamond shaped designs with cross hatch centers. Projection in the shape of human head on one end of board; seated monkey on opposite end of board.

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