Objects
Image of deity - assistant to a shaman. Nanais
Image of deity - assistant to a shaman. Nanais
Title
Image of deity - assistant to a shaman
Ethnic groups
Nanais
Territory
Primorsky Krai, Pozharsky district
Date
early 20th century
Collectors-person
Sem Yuri
Material
Wood; leather: leather: leather (reindeer); glass: colored glass
Dimensions
height 32.0; width 9.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 11429-7
Annotation
The image was made by a shaman for a healing complex. Nanai shamans considered Maydya mama the mistress of fertility and the tree of life and represented her in the form of an old woman or moose cow. The shaman's healing complex included two more figures: her husband in the form of the bear Ayami and the fiery maiden Diaolandi, her assistant. The idol belonged to the great shaman Fukui Uksumik.