Saint Sergius (Employees)
Artist: Nicholas Roerich
Completion Date: 1940
Genre: religious painting
Dimensions: 60.9 x 122 cm
Gallery: Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Reblogged from ritual-specialists
It is the figure of a shaman’s bear ally, paws outstretched, ready to assist in healing. It comes from the Nanai people and was collected in the Khabarovsk region in 1927. The “healing hands” of this bear were held to be especially helpful in treating joint problems.