Objects
Shaman’s staff. Oroche
Shaman’s staff. Oroche
Title
Shaman’s staff
Ethnic groups
Oroche
Territory
Ussuri Krai, river Hungari
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Wood; glass: colored glass; paint
Dimensions
length 117.0
Number
РЭМ 1870-40
Annotation
A shamanic cult object. Tynju is a shaman’s staff, wooden, painted red with black stripes (imitation of a snake); the handle depicts the head of Yegda the clairvoyant. At the bottom, the staff ends in a likeness of a spear’s point. The staff was used in grand rituals during the spring calendar feast Uundi or during grand funeral receptions.