Ritual knife

Image by Musée départmental de Solutré
This knife was used for sacrificing reindeer during the ritual ceremonies and feasts of reindeer breeders. Its handle is carved in the form of a human figure from the head to the waist.

Chukotka Peninsula, 19041911.

Reindeer antler.

Length 23 cm.

Coll. No. 6779-164.

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