This rare piece of red amber carving is the immortal deity SHOU, the legendary god of immortality. It is old and very well cared for. It has the physical characteristics of the SHOU deity a. In his right hand is a staff with a dragon head. He carries a peach in one hand, the symbol of immortality and in the other hand a gourd supposedly filled with the elixir of life.
Everything about him is intricately carved on this one big piece of red cherry amber. It is a rare find. Under a UV light, this carving showed a yellowish green color.
The amount of fluorescence varies from piece to piece. In a dark space, shine a UV black light on the samples in question, and if it is authentic amber it will fluoresce a bright blue or yellow green. Dimension: It is 4.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide and 1.7 inches thickness.
TheThree Stars in Chinese tradition are FU, LU, and SHOU. They are thought to date back to the Ming dynasty. In Chinese culture they denote the tree attributes of a good life: Prosperity (FU), Status (LU) and Longevity (SHOU).
The star of Shou in Chinese astronomy is believed to control the life spans of mortals. 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 as a symbol of. The longevity god is usually shown smiling and friendly, and he may sometimes be carrying a gourd filled with the elixir of life.
He is sometimes conflated with. And corresponding gods of Taoist theology. The information given here was lifted from Wikipedia on the Sanxing deities. The item "Antique Red Cherry Amber Carving of the Chinese Deity of Longevity (SHOU)" is in sale since Thursday, March 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".
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