Objects
Anthropomorphic image. Nanais
Anthropomorphic image. Nanais
Title
Anthropomorphic image
Ethnic groups
Nanais
Territory
Ussuri Krai, river Amur, village Kholkholi
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Wood (bark); wood (bast)
Dimensions
height 16.5; width 3.5
Number
РЭМ 1871-4
Annotation
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.