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Earth god (Tudigong) this carving is in very good condition. Age is between 140- 160 years old.
Dimensions 12”x 5”x 3”

Tudigong is portrayed as an elderly man with a long white beard, a black or gold hat and a red or yellow robe, which signifies his position as a bureaucrat. His superiors include City God (cheng-huang-shen) and the Jade Emperor, the supreme god. As opposed to Gaia the earth god, Tudigong is ultimately localized, in the sense of taking care of the smallest site or larger locality like a village or a city, but never the whole earth.
When people move, or “migrate”, to another village or city, they have to say goodbye to the original Tudigong and start to worship the new.

Earth God (Tudigong)

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