皂君府. [Zao jun fu]. [Chinese Nianhua - Kitchen God].

皂君府. [Zao jun fu]. [Chinese Nianhua - Kitchen God].

No publication details. (circa1983). Stock ID #171775

Chinese colour woodblock print, folded, very good condition. Text in Chinese. Sheet measures 53.9 x 33.5cm. From the collection of Professor John Minford well known sinologist and translator. This woodblock was acquired by Professor Minford in 1983 in Hong Kong. It depicts the Kitchen God with his two wives along the upper section while around the edges people bring offerings, usually food, to the temple of the Kitchen God. The nianhua prints or other paper images of the Kitchen God are normally placed above the family stove. People believe that, at the end of the year, the ever watchful Kitchen God will report to the Jade Emperor on the family activities during the year. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 171775).

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