Objects
Cuckoo - deity, assistant to a shaman. Tuvinian people
Cuckoo - deity, assistant to a shaman. Tuvinian people
Title
Cuckoo - deity, assistant to a shaman
Ethnic groups
Tuvinian people
Territory
Chinese Empire, Northern Mongolia, Upper Yenisei
Date
late 19th century
Collectors-person
Material
Wood; cloth: silk; cloth: cotton; leather
Dimensions
height 15.5; base 5.0x6.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 650-44
Annotation
In the culture of the Tuvans, Altaians, Khakasses a cuckoo was one of the main deities assisting to a shaman. According to their beliefs, it has a special ability to choose the path for a shaman during the ritual, so before the start of the ritual a cuckoo was sent to find the safest path.