Statue depicting 'Shou-hsing'

Made:
1801-1900 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Wooden statue depicting 'Shou-hsing' god of longevity, Chinese

Shouxing (also known as Shoulao) is the god of longevity, one of three star gods in Chinese beliefs. His most recognisable feature is his pronounced bald head and long beard, and he carries the ‘peach of immortality’. Statues of Shouxing are popular birthday gifts for elders.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A35591
Materials:
complete, ivory and wood
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Foster's