figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved wooden figure of the Military God of Wealth (wu cai shen), who oversees the gaining and distribution of wealth. He is depicted with long beard and bulging eyes, dressed in full armour; left hand holds a kidney-shape ingot and right hand holds a weapon (missing) raised above his head; right leg bent and foot rests on a tiger's head. The figure stands on a stool-shaped waisted pedestal with scrolled feet and incised floral motifs.

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