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Chinese Bamboo Carving of Immortal Shoulao

Chinese Bamboo Carving of Immortal Shoulao


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1920: Item # 1391251
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 $950.00 
Chinese bamboo caving of Shoulao, the deity of longevity. He is sometimes referred to as the Old Man of the South Pole. His attributes include his large forehead, representing wisdom, and his long beard to show longevity. Shou Lao also holds a long staff and a peach branch to also symbolize a long and prosperous life. Shoulao is carved with a small boy riding a deer, who holds a magic box from which a bat flies out (an auspicious motif) and a crane.

Dimensions: 7" x 6" x 16 3/4"