AFRICAN, Liberia, Dan people

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Description

Mancala game board
Carved wood
5 1/2 x 30 x 6 1/2" OVERALL
Carved wood Mancala game board in an aminal form with head and tail-like shapes segregated by a table-like structure with 12 cups; four carved tapering legs extending from each corner. Played with small stones, beans or seeds and rows of holes or pits in the earth, Mancala games are a family of two-player strategy board games or other playing surface. The objective is usually to capture all or some set of the opponent's pieces.

Date

n.d.

Creator

AFRICAN, Liberia, Dan people

Source

Gift of Harold and Nancy Carr

Identifier

2021.011.002

Collection

Citation

AFRICAN, Liberia, Dan people, “AFRICAN, Liberia, Dan people,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed August 10, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16815.