The National Museum of Mongolian History :: Cultural/ethnographic material

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Mannequins of female (on left) and male shamans
A replica of a Mongol burial with ger frame and saddle on top of it

Reconstruction model of the Erdeni Tzu lamasery, near the location of the one-time Mongol capital Karakorum.
For history of devel. of Erdeni Tzu, see Dschingis Khan, pp. 352-356.

Photographs of the Erdeni Tzu Monastery in 2005. Karakorum.
Model of temple of Amarbagasgakent Monastery, 1729-1736, Burenkhan mtn., built in honor of Zanabazar, the first Jebzundamba Khtugtu. Also, a ceramic statue from same.
Small brass statue of 11-headed Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara
Small brass statue probably of Amitabha Buddha
Small brass statue of Yamantaka “Father-Mother”
Small brass statue of Kubera
Small brass statue of White Tara (?)
         Mongol ceremonial costume of the late 19th or early 20th centuries
                Traditional Mongol musical instruments, from left, on wall: Ikel (common in W. Mongolia), Morin Huur, the horse-headed fiddle (third from left; also close-up). Shudarga, Biba (similar to Chinese pipa), Huuchir. On shelf, left to right are the Yatga (also closeup of a different one), Yochin (possibly introduced by the Uighurs) and Hengereg or drum. Images and details of most all these are in Dschingis Khan, pp. 122-125; see also National Museum, pp. 44-46, 48.
Mongol cart of traditional construction
Wooden pack-saddle frames
Spindle for spinning yarn
Loom with partly-finished woven saddle cloth.
Pub.: National museum, p. 80.
Leather bag and paddles for fermenting airag (kumiss).
Pub.: National Museum, p. 77.
Apparatus for making tea.
Cf. National Museum, p. 59.
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