This Mancala board was carved in the Congo during the 20th Century.
Mancala is an ancient game that is popular throughout Africa and many parts of Asia. There are many variations and this was likely made by the Luba people to play the Kosolo variant. It is carved of one piece of wood and features four rows each with six holes. There is carving on all four sides heightwise as well as thin borders on the top and bottom of the game surface. Of special interest is the intricately carved head form handle.