Objects
Gong. Chinese
Gong. Chinese
Title
Ethnic groups
Chinese
Territory
Primorsky Oblast, Ussuri Krai, Sikhote-Alin ridge, river Tadushu
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Material
Metal: iron
Dimensions
diameter 16.0; height 8.0
Number
РЭМ 8761-11157
Annotation
Shaped as an inverted round metal bowl with three round slit openings. On river crossings and ridge passes the Chinese set up small joss houses, built from stones or wood. They placed inside plaques pasted with paper, and pieces of paper with inscriptions. By ringing the “oozoo” gong, a man drew the gods’ attention to his plea for successful hunting or ginseng harvesting.