The Earth God and His WifeArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
17 3/8 in x 15 1/8 in (44.1 cm x 38.4 cm);18 3/8 in x 16 1/4 in (46.6 cm x 41.2 cm);17 3/8 in x 15 1/8 in (44.1 cm x 38.4 cm)Credit LineGift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. HannaSubject matter
Tugong (Earth God) and Tumu are husband and wife. They are in charge of the house and protect the people in it. Tugong is close to the people who worship him and can sometimes be referred to as "grandfather" or "old friend." The two smaller figures appear to be their servants. In the background, there is a sun character of "ri" which can be associated with "yang," representing light, heat, and vitality. Physical Description
A man and woman dressed in robes and headdress stand next to each other with their hands together. They are behind a table and there are two smaller figures, also a man and woman, one on each side of the table. The women are on the left side and the men are on the right. On the table, there are incense vessels. In the background, there is the sun behind them, labeled. Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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protection (sociological concept)