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Sacred Faces of the Great Forest

... impressive Ostyak legend is devoted, provide cheerless and quite poor material. In search of an answer we can turn to one of the most vivid and mysterious things of this ancient culture — the bronze moldings depicting human faces — the so-called masks. “The Chud icons”, or masks, which were found in the forested lands of the Urals and the Ob region along with other items of plastic art, have attracted the attention of specialists for a long time. As far back as the beginning of the last century ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
mask , helmet , menkvy , Siberia , hero , idol
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