Figural Group: Shoulao, God of Longevity
|Artifact Identification||Figural Group: Shoulao, God of Longevity (2005.11.0005A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Art : N/A|
|Geographic Location||Asia, East, China|
|Period/Date||Qing (Ch’ing) dynasty, 18th Century|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||29 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||11 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||8 cm|
|Munsell Color Information||N/A|
"An elaborate, finely carved and detailed root wood group of Shoulao (Shou lao) with Deer and Crane, Shoulao holding attributes, all upon a free form root wood stand. This important Chinese root wood group dates from the 18th century, 13 1/2” high. Shoulao is called the God of Longevity. He is often referred to as the 9th Immortal. He has a venerable head (elongated forehead).
Christie’s, New York City, 9/21 and 22/1995, sale #8220, lot 506. A Shoulao root wood, 32”H, 19th c. The subject carving is more intricate than the comparable, having three figures.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Fred A. Freund Collection|