Objects
Seve (horse) - hunting amulet. Nanais
Seve (horse) - hunting amulet. Nanais
Title
Seve (horse) - hunting amulet
Ethnic groups
Nanais
Territory
Far East Krai, Nikolayevsk-on-Amur Okrug
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede; fur: natural: hide; animal derived materials: feather; cloth
Number
РЭМ 4795-439
Annotation
An image of a horse with wings made from the feathers of a cuckoo bird - the spirit-assistant of the shaman in the performance of trade ceremonies. At the request of relatives or a particular hunter, the shaman sent his assistant - a horse, to the Upper World to Boa Enduri (the deity of the sky and the Universe) with a request to send luck in fishing. The ritual of offering a white deer or a horse to the deity of the sky was performed by shamans who were worshiped only in the Upper World.