Mammoth Ivory - Longevity God - (Fukurokuju, Shou)
Detailed mammoth ivory carving of the Longevity God (Fukurokuju, Shou)
This is a fine carving of the Longevity god, notice the delicate work on the figurines features such as the walking cane and belt medal.
The curves and the creases on the figurine's dress makes it look realist.
There is a belief which says that placing the statute of the Longevity god in your house or work will promise a person a longer living.
The Longevity God originated in Chinese Taoism and was commonly know as Shou.
Shou was the third member of the Three Star Gods of Happiness (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou).
The Longevity God also plays a role in the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods where known as Fukurokuju.
He is Known for being the god of wealth, happiness, and longevity. A personification of the southern polar star.
This high quality statue laid on a teak wood.
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