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  Marshal of the Central Altar

 

Thailand

A large resin sculpture of Zhong Tan Yuan Shua, i.e. the Marshal of the Central Altar, the official Taoist title given to the child-warrior and protection deity Nezha, at Wihaan Thep Sathit Phra Kiti Chaleum (fig.) in Chonburi. He is seated on a dragon-throne, holding his magical Golden Hoop, while under his feet are the Wheels of Fire (fig.).