Sevokhi, a cult object
river Tumnin, Ussuri Krai, Soviet harbor, village Khutu-Data
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood; wood (shavings); glass: colored glass; leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede; metal; fibers: plant fiber; paint
base: 11.0x13.0; height 14.5; height of figurines 9.0
Sevokhi, a curing cult object. This Sevokhi is a little house with a quadrangular base and a V-shaped top part, no front wall, inside the house are two tiny human figures covered with wood shavings. The whole house is covered with long shavings on the sides, which indicates its sacral nature. Made by the shaman’s instruction for a man with sore eyes.
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