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Antique 18th - 19th c signed Chinese Kitchen God, Stove God, Family Protector

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We are offering an 18th - 19th c. 
Chinese Stove or Kitchen God
Signed on reverse.
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. 
The Kitchen God is recognized in Chinese folk religionChinese mythology, and Taoism

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 1/2"
Width: 4"
Depth: 3"

Approx. Weight:
468 grams
                                          ID.    50                            LOC.  F

This 18th-19th c. Chinese Kitchen God 
is in age-related condition with minor Loss to the lacquer, 
some chips to his hat, and chair. Original green stone in his cap.
Has original knot hole in back of stand. 


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