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Wealth God Riding Tiger

“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

Unknown. Wealth God Riding Tiger, 20th Century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain License.