Statue depicting Shou Lao (Shou Xing), Chinese God of Longevity

Made:
before 1930 in Japan
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Wooden statue depicting the Buddhist god of longevity, Japanese
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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
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A173022
Materials:
wood
Measurements:
overall: 300 mm x 145 mm x 93 mm, .638 kg
type:
statue
credit:
Phillips, Son and Neale