The anthropomorphic figurine is rendered with its
legs spread, arms outstretched, and its hands holding
"arrows," symbols of strength and protection against
evil spirits. The notches on the body indicate the bones
of the skeleton. The eyes are almond-shaped; the
mouth has the shape of an elongated oval. A strap for
hanging is inserted into a hole in the head. The pendant
symbolized a guard who stayed at the shamanic river
and did not permit souls of the dead to leave the world
of the dead to return the earth (the middle world).
Height 19.5 cm.
Coll. No. 730-52.