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Wealth God Riding Tiger (20th Century)

This is an early 20th century New Years picture depicting the God of Wealth riding on a tiger. The Artist is unknown.

“In Chinese folklore, a deity almost always rides an exotic animal instead of a horse. The mount for Zhao Gongming, the God of Wealth, is a tiger. He holds a gold ingot, a symbol of wealth, in his left hand and a gnarled cudgel—his signature weapon—in his right hand. Traveling between heaven and earth, he brings good fortune to those who worship him.” – Image Description

Wealth God Riding Tiger (20th Century)

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is under Public Domain License.