VESTNIK ARHEOLOGII ANTROPOLOGII I ETNOGRAFII ¹ 2 (33) (2016)
Native elite of Berezovsky district through the paintings and photos
Perevalova E.V. (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation)
The paintings and photos, perceived not as a static image, but as a visual text, create a specific informative field that allows us to visualize the character and his or her epoch. Since 19th century a «portrait» (a painting, a photo), as well as a manner of working (painting, taking photos) had been becoming a sign of high status for the native elite. An ethnopolitical aspect of visual representations of Ostyako-Vogulsky and Samoyed «lords» and foremen of Berezovsky district is manifested through a certain rulemaking of subjects (personal and group graded images, bear skin oath, an Obdorskaya Fair, etc.), the choice of clothes (dressing up), the presence of power symbols and attributes (patents and other tzar gifts).
Key words: visual text (paintings, photography), native (Ostyak, Samoyed) elite, «lords», foreman, symbols and attributes of power, Berezovsky district
Institute of History and Archaeology, UB RAS, S. Kovalevskaya, 16, Ekaterinburg, 620990, Russian Federation