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Mancala Game Board

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Possibly Bullom
  • Place Made: Sierra Leone
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 25 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (65.4 x 14 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Possibly Bullom. Mancala Game Board, late 19th century. Wood, 25 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (65.4 x 14 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.213. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE 3/4, CUR.22.213_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Boat-shaped mancala game board with twelve round receptacles arranged in two rows, plus one triangular cup on either end. A carved head is carved behind the apex of each triangular cup. Bas-relief, braided design carved along each side. Small box-shaped foot with old crack in center. Condition is good.
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    Mancala Game Board