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An Ivory Fish-Form Game, Olinda Kaliya**

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An Ivory Fish-Form Game, Olinda Kaliya**

SRI LANKA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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An Ivory Fish-Form Game, Olinda Kaliya** Sri Lanka, 18th/19th Century With carved scales and features outlined in lacquer polychrome and articulated tail joined by hinges, the interior carved with 14 circular hollowed cups 19½ in. (49.2 cm.) long
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Olinda Kaliya is a variation of a popular mathematical African children's game, mancala. The name originated from the seeds of the olinda bush that were used as gamepieces.

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