Offering an exquisite, hand carved statue of Shou Lao, the Chinese god of Longevity.
This vintage, hand carved statue measures 12" in height. I believe the wood is rosewood.
Shou Lao was born from a peach, the carved image of which is in his hand. Next to him stands a crane, another of his symbols. His long staff is carved at the top, into the chinese character for SHOU or Long Life. His head is overlarge to indicate wisdom.
This is a wonderful piece of artistry. The face shows kind gentleness and every aspect of the figure is detailed, even to the peach ornamented belting of his robe at the back.
Old, but no cracks or damage.