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Liu Haichan with a Toad

1644–1911
Overall: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)
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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.
Liu Haichan with a Toad

Liu Haichan with a Toad

1644–1911

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

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