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

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We are offering an 18TH - 19TH c., signed Chinese Kitchen or Stove God, 
right foot is placed on a turtle.

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

 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: 6"
Width: 3 1/2"
Depth:  3"

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

The Chinese Kitchen God is in age-related condition 
with some chipping & loss to the lacquer, some cracks, 
 and missing one left side end of chair decoration extension,. 

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