God of Longevity (Shoulao)


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The prominent cranium identifies this figure as Shoulao, the God of Longevity. Here, he holds a peach, a symbol of long life, and his jacket is decorated with the Chinese character for longevity (shou).

God of Longevity (Shoulao), Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gold (Jingdezhen ware), China

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