King Collection TN-1 (Temporary Number)
Toys and Games; Games
Yoruba, Nigerian, West African, African
Sowing (count and capture) games have been popular throughout the world for centuries. This particular sowing game from Nigeria is known as Ayo Olopon, more commonly called Ayo. Each player has six cups on their side of the game board; twenty-four pebbles or seeds are divided evenly among the cups. The object of the game is to collect more pieces than your opponent.
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- Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
- The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
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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
Owner Name: Bruce and Adele King, in memory of Nicole M. King, Class of 1986
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Acquisition Method: Purchased in Ibadan, Nigeria from house to house traders
Ownership Start Date: 1962-1964
Ownership End Date: June 6, 2003