This ritual object was used by the shaman in the
chum for assuring success in hunting and fishing, treatment
of the sick, and accompanying souls of the dead to
the other world. Eight anthropomorphic helper-spirit
figurines (according to tradition, there are usually
between nine to eleven) are arranged on a wooden
platform with sharpened edges; the platform is attached to
Length of base 56 cm, width 9.5 cm, height 2.5 cm.
Coll. No. 5093-159.