Shouxing, Stellar God of Immortality


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219

As one of the personified stars, Shouxing is associated with the South Pole in Chinese astronomy and is believed to control the human life span. Longevity, good fortune, and prosperity are considered the three attributes of a good life in traditional Chinese culture.

Shouxing, Stellar God of Immortality, Ivory, China

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