Nov 23, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Nov 23, 2016

Liu Haichan with a Toad

Liu Haichan with a Toad


Pale green and brown mottled jade

Overall: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Anonymous Gift 1952.568



Liu Haichan is a Daoist immortal sometimes included among the Eight Immortals. He was said to have lived during the Five Dynasties period (907–979) and left his position as a grand councilor to become a hermit. Usually depicted carrying a string of coins and accompanied by a three-legged toad, Liu Haichan became a god of wealth and his toad symbolizes wealth as well.

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Chinese Art
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Anonymous Gift

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