Anthropomorphic image (to heal breast pains)
river Anyui, Ussuri Krai
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood; cloth: cotton; threads: plant fiber: cotton
height 10.7; width 2.9
Sevun Botsu (or Buchu), a curing cult object. An anthropomorphic figurine with a pointed head, without arms, the body is wrapped in a cloth rag. It serves as a personal helper ghost. In shamanism it is the shaman’s main patron ghost, his guide across the worlds. It could once in a while be used as a curing idol. This image was made on the shaman’s advice for a man with a sore chest, and the sick man always carried it with him.
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