Statue of Chao Kung Ming, God of Wealth, China, 19th C.
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Statue representing Chao Kung Ming, the Taoist God of Wealth, in his military form, wearing armor, in martial posture, sitting on a throne, holding an ingot in his left hand. Chao Kung Ming is surrounded by his two attributes, the lion on which he rests his right foot and the dragon, the head of which is protruding beside his left foot. At the back, the votive box is open but has kept its content. The statue is made of wood, with traces of the original lacquering and gilding. China, 19th century or earlier. Height: 22 cm. A few tiny parts missing, otherwise very good condition.