Kitchen Gods seated at a table

Polychrome painting of Kitchen God (Chao Shen) seated at a table with a grid containing Chinese text at the top. Edged with red paper.

Usually such depictions of the Kitchen God were pasted up over the stove in homes. He was supposed to note down good and bad deeds of the family and report to heaven at New Year.

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