Objects
Image of deity granting people with deer and take. Nenets
Image of deity granting people with deer and take. Nenets
Title
Image of deity granting people with deer and take
Ethnic groups
Nenets
Territory
Tobolsk Guberniya, Berezovsky Uyezd
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Bone: bone (reindeer); leather: leather: leather: leather (reindeer); fur (reindeer); metal; wool
Dimensions
length 18.0; width 13.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 1712-246
Annotation
According to the Nenets, Ilebyam'pertya, by the will of the supreme deity Numa, turned wild deer into domestic ones; his image was kept in a sacred sled and helped to save the family's domestic deer from death and disease.