A carved bamboo figure of the Daoist Longevity god Shoulao Maximize

A carved bamboo figure of the Daoist Longevity god Shoulao

Carved bamboo
China
18th century
Qing
Height: 21 cm
Robert de Billy collection ( ambassador and close friend of Marcel Proust)


The figure of Shoulao standing, dressed with a belted robe, the shoulders covered with floating long sleeves coat. He is holding a long staff in the left hand, and a longevity peach in the right hand. He is depicted with high, domed forehead, and shown smiling and friendly. The bamboo with a nice polish and rich brown patina.

Robert de Billy collection ( ambassador and close friend of Marcel Proust)