Choron, kumiss vessel, goblet-shaped, with a round body on a conical stem. The cup’s whole surface is decorated with carved geometric ornament: arched (“mare’s nipple”), combed, and zigzagged. The choron was a symbol of plenty, happiness, and wealth. It had a special place in the traditional culture of the Sakha (Yakut) people, and was the main object at the Yssyakh feast, or the Yakut New Year.
Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva