Dublin Core


Wood: sculpture


One carved wood sculpture of an enthroned male figure. Depicted wearing a blue-painted hat and bearing a tasseled sceptre in his right hand. The figure's face and robes are painted in gold pigment. String is attached to the figure's head to emulate a long moustache and beard. The throne is a simple cubic structure painted red with gold highlighting. Iconography consistent with Zaoshen - the so-called Kitchen God.


Rewi Alley

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

150x88mm (l x w)

Museum Ac. No.


Usage Rights

To order a copy of this image please contact Canterbury Museum on images@canterburymuseum.com.

The information on this page was created from historic documentation and may not reflect the best available knowledge about the item. If you have information or questions about the objects on this website, please contact Canterbury Museum. Images may be subject to copyright laws and are therefore not of reproduction quality.



“Wood: sculpture,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed August 14, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/149.