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A  suburban café.  the two men on the bench in the foreground are playing a game called mankalah; small pebbles are placed, according to certain rules, in hemispherical holes in a board.  This game exercises the powers of calculation; and it is often played at cafés.  The loser is expected to pay not only for the coffee drunk by himself and his antagonist, but by the spectators of the game.

Image ID: 80819

A suburban café. the two men on the bench in the foreground are playing a game called mankalah; small pebbles are plac... (1881-1884)

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:  A suburban café. the two men on the bench in the foreground are playing a game called mankalah; small pebbles are placed, according to certain rules, in hemispherical holes in a board. This game exercises the powers of calculation; and it is often played at cafés. The loser is expected to pay not only for the coffee drunk by himself and his antagonist, but by the spectators of the game.

Creator(s)

: Dana, William Jay, 1839-1913 -- Wood-engraver
Woodward, John Douglas, 1846-1924 -- Artist

Additional Name(s)

: Wilson, Charles William, Sir, 1836-1905 -- Author

Medium

: Wood engravings

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 23 x 16 cm

Item/Page/Plate

: Vol. II : 399

Source

: Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. / Colonel Wilson, ed.

Source Description

: 2 v. : ill. : 33 cm., pages : 32 x 24 cm.

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Dorot Jewish Division

Catalog Call Number

: *PWC+ (Wilson, C. W. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. 1881)

Digital ID

: 80819

Record ID

: 110949

Digital Item Published

: 2-3-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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