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Antique Signed 18th-19th century Chinese Stove God, Kitchen God Family Protector

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We are offering an 18th - 19th c.  
signed Chinese stove / kitchen god statue 
of a seated warrior with his feet resting
on the backs of turtles.  

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: 6 1/4"
Width: 3 1/8"
Depth: 2 3/8"

Approx. Weight:
233 grams
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This Signed Chinese Polychromed Wood statue is in good age-related condition 
with minor chips and paint loss.


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