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  • Shoulao, God of Longevity, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
    China
    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm), W. 6 in. (15.2 cm), D. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
    Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.212)

    Identified by his prominent cranium, this figure is 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).

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  • Shoulao, God of Longevity, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
    China
    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm), W. 6 in. (15.2 cm), D. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
    Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.212)


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