Objects
Sevokhi, a cult object: Bear’s image (“mafa”). Oroche
Sevokhi, a cult object: Bear’s image (“mafa”). Oroche
Title
Sevokhi, a cult object: Bear’s image (“mafa”)
Ethnic groups
Oroche
Territory
Ussuri Krai, river Samarga, village Makhtukhu
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Wood; glass: colored glass
Dimensions
length 31.0; width 5.5
Number
РЭМ 1870-45
Annotation
Sevokhi mafa, a shamanic cult object. It is an image of a bear standing on four paws. The bear’s neck has a hole. The shaman made the bear figurine for himself. The bear symbolized the shaman’s strong helper ghost who is good for illnesses, and in hunting, and during shaman initiation.