Jiang Taigong & Zhao Gongming

Yu Xianglian and Wang Nanxian2009

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance
Beijing, China

Zhao Gongming is a deity in Taoism believed to be the disciple of Zhang Tianshi, namely, Celestial Master Zhang, who ordered Zhao to ride a black tiger and guard the sacred altar Xuan Tan, hence the alias “Black Tiger Xuan Tan” for Zhao. Jiang Ziya was a historical figure who was deified after his death. He is worshiped as a guardian deity for the Chinese people who believe that “there is nothing to be afraid of as long as Jiang Taigong is here”.
The character of Zhao Gongming in this piece is riding a black tiger, creating a magnificent and awe-inspiring atmosphere.


  • Title: Jiang Taigong & Zhao Gongming
  • Creator: Yu Xianglian and Wang Nanxian
  • Date: 2009
  • Type: Huishan Clay Figurine
  • Physical format: 27x16cm

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