Open today 10 am – 5 pm

Game Board

Mancala Board

Object Number:2015-22-116
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Africa
Nigeria (uncertain)
Date Made: 19th to Early 20th Century
Height: 10 cm
Length: 51 cm
Width: 29 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the Doug and Risa Polumbaum Collection, 2015
Other Number:131 - Collector Number


Configuration: 2 x 6 Plus 2 Endcups

Game board made of wood. Tortoise-shaped folding board held together with metal hinge. Deep incised lines carved throughout board to form texture of tortoise shell. When open - six large playing cups and two smaller endcups carved inside. Head, tail and feet caved on base.

You may also be interested in these objects:

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.