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China 1926 Cavanders Ltd Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Actors' God, Nguong SauiVintage Old Small Cigarette Card. 3.5cm x 6.7cm. 1926. Cavanders Ltd London Established 1775. China. Ancient Chinese. No. 14. Nguong Saui is one of the gods or patron deities worshipped by Chinese play-actors, and is often referred to as the original composer of theatrical ballads. He is usually represented by a small wooden image, which is worshipped by the actors at their homes, where they burn incense and candles in his honour. When going away to perform a play they usually carry this image in the box containing their dresses.
Publisher: Cavanders Ltd London