Objects
Icon Mikola - shaman's amulet. Evenks
Icon Mikola - shaman's amulet. Evenks
Title
Icon Mikola - shaman's amulet
Ethnic groups
Evenks
Territory
East Siberia, Yenisei Guberniya, Turukhansk Krai, Stony Tunguska
Date
late 19th - early 20th centuries
Collectors-person
Voronov P.T.
Material
Metal: brass: yellow copper
Dimensions
length 21.5; width 20.9; weight 0.311 kg
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 4871-238
Annotation
The plate depicts the image of St. Nicholas, which the Evenks associated with the character of the local pantheon - the deity of the forest Eksheri. It was especially revered by Evenks - taiga hunters. The icon was used by a shaman during a ritual to get good luck in fishing activities.