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RC.1007-43
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During a traditional Chukchi ritual a sacred idol and dried reindeer meat are placed on a child's sled. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2010
RC.1007-44
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During a traditional Chukchi ritual a sacred idol, a drum, dried reindeer meat & other ritual objects are placed on a child's sled. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2010
RY.2602-10
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Two Nenets idol figures called 'Myadpukutsya' (old woman of the tent) who protects the family and promote fertility. A new belt is added to the figure every time a child is born into the family. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia
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A Nenets idol figure called 'Myadpukutsya' (old woman of the tent) who protects the family and promotes fertility. A new belt is added to the figure every time a child is born into the family. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia
RY.2602-12
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A Nenets idol figure called 'Myadpukutsya' (old woman of the tent) who protects the family and promotes fertility. A new belt is added to the figure every time a child is born into the family. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia
RC.2011-54
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As part of a ritual during the Chukchi 'Festival Of Young Reindeer' a sacrificed reindeer's head is placed across two ancestral wooden idols. The skin and other parts of the animal are placed on a sled behind together with other sacred objects. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2011-56
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RC.2011-56
A ritual fire smokes in the foreground as part of a ritual during the Chukchi 'Festival Of Young Reindeer.' Behind it are two sleds, by one a sacrificed reindeer's head is placed across two wooden idols. The skin and other parts of the animal are placed on a sled behind together with other sacred objects. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
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A wooden figure of a Nenets idol. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia
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A Koryak reindeer herder's idol which protects the owner's reindeer. Koryakia Kamchatka, Siberia, Russia.
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A Koryak reindeer herder's idol which protects the owner's reindeer. Koryakia Kamchatka, Siberia, Russia.
RC.1006-17
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Idols & other traditional sacred objects used by Chukchi reindeer herders in rituals to protect their family & reindeer. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.1006-18
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Idols & other traditional sacred objects used by Chukchi reindeer herders in rituals to protect their family & reindeer. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.1006-66
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RC.1006-66
An idol and other sacred Chukchi objects to protect the owners family and reindeer are placed on a sled during a traditional ritual. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.1006-68
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A sealskin bag containing idols & other traditional sacred objects used by Chukchi reindeer herders in rituals to protect their family & reindeer. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.1006-86
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RC.1006-86
During a traditional Chukchi ritual sacred objects are placed on a child's sled while two idols stand in the snow against the front runners. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.1006-87
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RC.1006-87
During a traditional Chukchi ritual sacred objects are placed on a child's sled while two idols stand in the snow against the front runners. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.1006-89
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RC.1006-89
During a traditional Chukchi ritual a sacred idol and dried reindeer meat are placed on a child's sled. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
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A minature sled on top of a Tundra Nenets sacred sled which is used to carry their idols. Gydan Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.
RY.0906-15
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A wooden Nenets idol (early 20th century) from the Yamal in Western Siberia, Russia
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A wooden Nenets idol (early 20th century) from the Yamal in Western Siberia, Russia
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During a ritual, Hek, a Nenets elder, unpacks the idols from his sacred sled to feed them. Yamal, Siberia, Russia
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A Nenets idol called Myadpukhutsya (old woman of the tent) who protects the family and promotes fertility. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia
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A 14th Century Nenets idol of an anthropomorphic figure made from wood. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.
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A 14th Century Nenets idol of an anthropomorphic figure made from wood. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

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