The false mask depicts an anthropomorphic figure
with eyes, mouth, nose, and a partial trunk with arms.
It belonged to the great shaman, Grigory
Grigoryevich Dokholokta, and was used by him in rituals. He
addressed his shamanic requests to what he believed
was the Supreme Deity, reflecting syncretism of
shamanism and Christianity. The object was hung by a strap in
a chum or on shaman's coat.
Length 29.5 cm.
Coll. No. 4871-237.