Lacquered Gilt Wood Carving
H 8.75 in.(22cm), W 5 in.(12.5cm), D 3.75 in.(9.5cm)
Condition: very good!
carved from a single block of camphor wood, meticulously detailed with ultra fine
embossed motifs, and
ornamental jewel chains that festoon the edges of his elaborate phoenix robes.
He has a benevolent portrait-quality facial features, and was likely worshipped
as the Kitchen God. His importance is further indicated by his seat upon a high
backless throne. He is holding a sceptre of office in his right hand, and left
two gold pieces. Despite the minor wear due to its age, the
little carving is radiate with potent energy and determination, a testament to
a century of prayers and worship.