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Chinese Large Bronze âStar Godsâ

Chinese Large Bronze “Star Gods”

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1980: Item # 1156682

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Set of three large Chinese bronze “Star Gods” each with their attributes. This Taoist concept is thought to date back to the Ming Dynasty, when the Fu Star, Lu Star and Shou Star were considered to be personified deities. Fu is symbol of good fortune, depicted in scholar's dress, holding a scroll and a child. Lu is the symbol of prosperity. The Lu star is the star of prosperity, rank, and influence. Shou is the symbol of longevity according to legend; he was carried in his mother's womb for ten years before being born, and was already an old man when delivered. He is recognized by his high, domed forehead and the peach which he carries is a symbol of immortality, and also carries a staff. They are from the Late 20th century. Size: 31” high (78.7 cm)