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18th - 19th Century Chinese Kitchen God / Stove God, Polychrome Painted Figure

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We are offering a 18th - 19th c. Chinese Kitchen or Stove God

The kitchen deity – also known as the Stove God
named Zao JunZao ShenZao kimjahCokimjah or Zhang Lang – 
is the most important of a plethora of Chinese domestic gods that protect the hearth and family.

In Chinese religion, the Kitchen God (literally, “god of the hearth”), 
who is believed to report to the celestial gods on family conduct 
and to have it within his power to bestow poverty or riches on individual families.

Approx. Dimensions:
Height:  7 1/4" 
Width: 3 1/8"
Depth:  2 7/8"

Approx. Weight:
383 grams
                                          ID.    50                             LOC.  F
The Polychromed lacquer and wood kitchen god is in good age-related condition, 
with no major cracks or chips. 

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