The exhibition “Mirrors in the cultures of the peoples of Asia” starts in Ulan-Ude on May 4 at the Khangalov Museum of the History of Buryatia. Archaeological and religious objects, ethnographic objects will be exhibited, the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Buryatia reports.
In ancient times, bronze mirrors were widespread among the peoples of Asia, having religious and mystical functions closely associated with shamanic cults. Metal mirrors left a very noticeable role in the culture of the Huns; they were often found during archaeological research.
In such mirrors, the cosmogonic ideas of ancient people, rituals, existing metal processing technologies and ideas about art, signs of social status were embodied. The connection of such objects with funeral rituals was significant.
Information about the exhibition “Mirrors in the cultures of the peoples of Asia” can be obtained by calling 21-40-08.