I. Stasevich

Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia

E‑mail: stinga73@mail.ru

L. Popova

The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia

E‑mail: rem_larisa@mail.ru

R. Beknazarov

K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional University, Aktobe, Kazakhstan

E‑mail: r.beknazarov@gmail.com

Kazakh Female Rings in Ethnographic Collections of St. Petersburg: Classification, Local Complexes, and Ritual Functions

Abstract. Kazakh jewellery has long attracted the attention of scholars; however, there are few research papers that consider such museum collections. The present paper provides a detailed analysis of the collections of Kazakh female rings from the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, RAS, and the RussianMuseum of Ethnography. The research focus is placed on the design features of local complexes, which allows to present the museum collections as an ethnographic source to a broad scientific audience. Based on their own field materials, the authors describe the distinctive features of the signifying functions of rings in modern culture.

Keywords: MAE RAS, RME, Kazakhstan, rings, ethnographic collections, history of museum funds

Acknowledgments. Supported by a research grant from the Committee of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, project No. AP08856108 “The Place of Family Rtes in the Context of the Intangible Heritage Theory of (on the example of Western Kazakhstan)”.

DOI: 10.31250/1238-5018-2022-28-1-60-72

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Received by the Editorial Board: 27.08.2021

 


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