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number Inv. № aeim B91_81-7
title A shepherd’s crook seen from the back
Year of the photography 1930~1990
Period 1981
Place of the photography Smolyan Guela Village
photographer Nedyalka Krapcheva
Ethnic group Bulgarian
Explanation A shepherd’s crook with a typical shallow carving. It is in the form of a ram’s head and serpent; a symbolic representation of a squirrel and an eagle.

keywords 1 handicraft
keywords 2 carving
keywords 3 ornament
keywords 4 crook
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Author of the text Svetla Rakshieva, Maria Markova, Elka Mincheva