Objects
Mirror - deity, patron of a shaman. Tuvinian people
Mirror - deity, patron of a shaman. Tuvinian people
Title
Mirror - deity, patron of a shaman
Ethnic groups
Tuvinian people
Territory
Chinese Empire, Northern Mongolia, Upper Yenisei
Date
late 19th century
Collectors-person
Material
Cloth (cotton); cloth; metal: brass
Dimensions
d 13.5
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 650-30
Annotation
It is an ancient round Chinese cast copper mirror with an eye in the center, to which colored shreds and ribbons (offerings to the spirit) are suspended. The other side of the mirror is deepened and looks like two concentric circles with images of animals of the 12-year lunar cycle. Tuvan shamans carried out healing, cleansing and protective rites with similar objects.