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figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved and painted wooden figure of the deified Marshal Zhao Gong-ming, the Military God of Wealth (wu cai shen), who oversees the gaining and distribution of wealth. He is depicted with bulging eyes, black face and moustache; riding on a yellow tiger with black stripes and holding a silver painted cudgel in his right hand. Come together with the figure is an orange silk gown with green trimming a…