Russian Empire, Yenisei province, Yenisei district
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Leather (reindeer); paint; wood; metal: iron
height 73.0; width 53.0;
It served the shaman as a means of transportation through the Worlds of the Universe during the ritual. Two crosses on the tambourine are symbols of the four cardinal points, elongated chains - signs of a barrier and a transition between the common and the sacred worlds. The iron hoops inside the tambourine symbolize the "gathering place" of the spirits - the assistants to a shaman.
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