river Amur, Ussuri Krai, village Kholkholi
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood (bark); wood (bast)
height 16.5; width 3.5
Sevuen Galgama or Kalgam, a curing cult object. An anthropomorphic wooden figure with a large pointed head, without arms. It was used for curing rheumatism and other diseases. Kalgama was an ancestor, and was most often used as a household patron ghost.
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