Game Board

Mancala Board


From: Africa | Nigeria (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 2015-22-116
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yoruba
Provenience Africa | Nigeria (uncertain)
Date Made 19th to Early 20th Century
Section African
Materials Wood | Metal

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.

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

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