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unknown Ugandan
Primary



Omweso Game-Board

1965-1999
Carved wood

16 in. x 11 1/2 in. x 3/4 in. (40.64 cm x 29.21 cm x 1.91 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.16.29
Geography: Africa, Uganda
Classification: Toys and Games; Games
Culture/Nationality: Bugandan, Ugandan, East African, African
Collection: Kilbride Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • gameboards - Flat boards or boardlike game accessories marked such that the progress of play can be tracked.
  • games - Forms of competitive play, usually involving an element of strategy, especially to interfere with an opponent's play; may or may not require physical skill.
  • Ugandan - The style and culture of the central African State, Uganda.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Backtalk: Exposures, Erasures, and Elisions of the Bryn Mawr College African Art Collection Bryn Mawr College , Feb 5, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
  • The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014

  • Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
    Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
    Ownership End Date: 1999


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Comparanda List
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  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 21, 41. Figure Number: A14

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  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 21, 41. Figure Number: A14

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