The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art
shaman's effigy,
Mongolia, 19th century

shaman's effigy or doll (ongon)

skin, wood, textiles, pigment, and other materials

height: 35 cm


19th century

acquired by Jack Daulton from a source in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 

See generally: Nicolas Breeze Wood, "Dolls and Ritual: The Use of Human Effigies in Shamanism and Sorcery," Sacred Hoop, Issue 101 (2018), pgs. 30-37, esp. 32 (illustration of Siberian shaman's ongon doll)

view of the back of the effigy:

detail 1:
detail 2: