This charm represents the helper spirit of the
shaman and was used during ritual journeys to the upper
and the lower worlds. It was a part of the shamanic
complex used for making a sacrifice to the Supreme
Deity (e.g., bird, eagle). It was placed on high poles
arranged in a row and connected by a hair rope, symbolizing
the route of the shaman to the heavens.
Length 40 cm, width 17 cm, diameter 5 cm.
Coll. No. 8761-9054.