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Brief Description
One carved wood sculpture of an enthroned male figure. Depicted wearing a blue-painted hat and bearing a tasseled sceptre in his right hand. The figure's face and robes are painted in gold pigment. String is attached to the figure's head to emulate a long moustache and beard. The throne is a simple cubic structure painted red with gold highlighting. Iconography consistent with Zaoshen - the so-called Kitchen God.
Production Place
China/Eastern Asia/Asia
Collecting Unit
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