Figure of Shou Lao

LL 6634


Figure of Shou Lao, god of long life, seated on a deer and holding in his left hand a ju-i sceptre, on a base moulded in the form of rocks. At his feet are a crane and a tortoise. Porcelain with coloured glazes. The robes are turquoise, and the deer is yellow. The base is dark violet-blue and turquoise. The head, with high protuberant forehead, and the flesh part is in underglazed biscuit.