Statue depicting Shou Lao (Shou Xing), Chinese god of longevity

Made:
before 1930 in Japan
Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese

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Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese. complete; wood. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden statue depicting Shou Lao (Shou Xing), the Taoist god of longevity, Japanese

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:
A173022
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Phillips, Son and Neale