Objects
Image of family patron. Koryak
Image of family patron. Koryak
Title
Image of family patron
Ethnic groups
Koryak
Territory
East Siberia, Primorsky Oblast, Petropavlovsky Okrug
Date
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Collectors
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Material
Wood; leather: leather: leather: leather (reindeer); glass: colored glass
Dimensions
width 32.0; height 24.0; depth 6.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 8761-10128
Annotation
Figurines made of unusually shaped branches occupied an important place in the Koryak family. They were considered as amulets that bring good luck and strong protectors from evil spirits responsible for diseases. During the rituals, they were “fed”, smeared with fat from sea animals or sacrificial deer.