The metal figurine of a bird, possibly a crane, has two heads on a long thin neck and a flat body with small wings on the sides. The crane had an important role in the shamanism of the Evenki of the Western group. It was considered a strong ghost, the shaman’s assistant in his travels across the words of the Universe.
Collected by naval surgeon and scientist A. S. Botkin in the 1895-1896 marine survey.
An exhibit of the 1896 All-Russian Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod.
Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva