University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:2003-43-265
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Orochi
Evenk
Nanai
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Birch Bark
Leather
Coins
Cotton
Ivory
Technique:Carved
Incised
Folded
Sewn
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.265 - Other Number
74-1-157 - Other Number
47 - Other Number

Description

Shaman's kit consisting of hide thong belt to which two sheaths and a pouch are attached with hide strips, all of folded birch bark; the sheaths have cotton cloth binding on the top, one side, and bottom; the pouch has a cover which slips down over it on hide strips, secured on top with three Chinese coins; a carved ivory amulet with incised cross hatching is fastened to one end of the belt.


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