Photo, Print, Drawing Svi︠a︡shchennoe derevo. Священное дерево.
About this Item
- Svi︠a︡shchennoe derevo.
- Священное дерево.
- Sacred Tree.
- This drawing is from a collection of ethnographic sketches created in the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic during the 1930s-1940s. The Yakut ASSR--informally referred to as Yakutia and known today as the Sakha Republic--covered a large region in eastern Siberia. It is the historical home of the Yakut (Sakha) people, a Turkic people who arrived in the region around the 13th century and still make up almost half of its population. This collection of sketches was created by Ivan Vasil'evich Popov (1874-1945), an artist and teacher who was born near Yakutsk and received his education in Yakutsk and Saint Petersburg. Popov was born into a family of priests who had been among the first to give sermons in the Yakut language and had taken part in the writing of a Yakut dictionary. Accordingly, some of his first works of art were icons that he painted as a seminary student. Although Popov had to work as a teacher throughout his adult life, unable to support his family through his artistic activities alone, he made a significant contribution to the documentation of Yakut material culture. In addition to recording Yakut culture in his drawings and paintings, Popov documented Yakut life in photographs and contributed to the recording of oral history and folklore. This collection of Popov's drawings depicts Yakut material culture of the 17th-20th centuries. Featured items include furniture, interiors and exteriors of dwellings, grave monuments, hats, footwear, tools, and hunting equipment. Popov's drawings are housed in the Yakutsk State Museum of the History and Culture of Northern Peoples. World Digital Library.
- Popov, Ivan Vasilʹevich, born 1874, artist.
Created / Published
- I︠A︡kutii︠a︡ : [publisher not identified], 
- - religii︠a︡
- - mifologii︠a︡
- - Indigenous peoples
- - Mythology
- - Religion
- - Russian Far East
- - Siberia
- - Trees
- - Yakut (Turkic people)
- - Russian Federation
- - Sakha (Yakutiya) Republic
- - религия
- - мифология
- - Svi︠a︡shchennoe, mirovoe derevo "Aal Luuk mas". Zarisovano s dereva, kotoroe stoi︠a︡lo na alase bogatogo i︠a︡kuta Abramova "Bulgunni︠a︡khtaakh" v Zhuleĭskom naslege Tattinskogo raĭona v XIX veka. Po mirovozzrenii︠a︡m i︠a︡kutov Mirovoe drevo zhizni svi︠a︡zyvalo tri mira: verkhniĭ, gde zhili bozhestva, sredniĭ, gde zhili li︠u︡di plemeni aĭyy, nizhniĭ, gde obitali temnye, zlye dukhi.
- - Original image at: Yakutsk State Museum of the History and Culture of Northern Peoples
- - Священное, мировое дерево "Аал Луук мас". Зарисовано с дерева, которое стояло на аласе богатого якута Абрамова "Булгунняхтаах" в Жулейском наслеге Таттинского района в XIX века. По мировоззрениям якутов Мировое древо жизни связывало три мира: верхний, где жили божества, средний, где жили люди племени айыы, нижний, где обитали темные, злые духи.
- 1 drawing : pencil and ink on paper ; 27 x 18 cm.
- Yakut Material Culture in Ethnographic Sketches of the 1920s-1940s
Library of Congress Control Number
Additional Metadata Formats
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Rights & Access
The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners
The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.
Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Cite This Item
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Popov, Ivan VasilʹEvich, Born 1874, Artist. Svi︠a︡shchennoe Derevo. Russian Federation Republic Yakutiya Sakha, 1937. [I︠A︡kutii︠a︡: publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018693629/.
APA citation style:
Popov, I. V. (1937) Svi︠a︡shchennoe Derevo. Russian Federation Republic Yakutiya Sakha, 1937. [I︠A︡kutii︠a︡: publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018693629/.
MLA citation style:
Popov, Ivan VasilʹEvich, Born 1874, Artist. Svi︠a︡shchennoe Derevo. [I︠A︡kutii︠a︡: publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018693629/>.