A false mask depicting an anthropomorphic figure
with eyes, a straight nose, and a stretched mouth,
surrounded by a double line of small knobs. It belonged to a
great shaman, Grigory Grigoryevich Dokholakta, who used
it in rituals. He addressed his 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 a shaman's coat.
Length 20.5 cm.
Coll. No. 4871-238.