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Topic: shou

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Panel with Shou Characters and Lingzhi Fungus

Panel with Shou Characters and Lingzhi Fungus

In this textile, the Chinese character for longevity (shou) is paired with lingzhi, a type of fungus said to impart long life. Both the shou characters and the outlines of the lingzhi are woven in metallic thre... more

Textile with the Character for Longevity (Shou)

Textile with the Character for Longevity (Shou)

The character for longevity (shou) is here flanked by beribboned swastikas (wan), each signifying ten thousand years. The shape of the textile suggests that it may have been part of a decorative canopy or valance.

Bag with Character for Longevity (Shou)

Bag with Character for Longevity (Shou)

This case is decorated with the character shou, meaning longevity, on a fretwork ground that incorporates the swastika, or wan, signifying ten thousand years. Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Dish with Carved Decoration of Character for Longevity (Shou)

Dish with Carved Decoration of Character for Longevity (Shou)

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Yongzheng period (1723–35)

Folding Case with Characters for Longevity (Shou and Kao)

Folding Case with Characters for Longevity (Shou and Kao)

This case is decorated with the characters shou kao, meaning longevity, on a fretwork ground that incorporates the swastika, or wan, signifying ten thousand years. Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Panel with the Chinese Character for Longevity (Shou)

Panel with the Chinese Character for Longevity (Shou)

Perfect for a birthday celebration and probably intended as a gift, this massive panel extends one of the most cherished wishes in Chinese tradition: longevity, in the form of the Chinese character for that ble... more

Woman's Ensemble of Robe and Coat with Shou Medallions

Woman's Ensemble of Robe and Coat with Shou Medallions

This ensemble of robe and coat constittued formal wear for the wife of a nobleman or official on auspicious occasions such as birthdays. The darker, simpler coat which fastens down the front, was worn over the ... more

Woman's Robe with Peonies and Shou Medallions

Woman's Robe with Peonies and Shou Medallions

The peonies scattered over the purple background of this robe indicate that it was to be worn in the spring. Auspicious shou characters woven in gold denote longevity and incorporate the swastika, or wan, which... more

Panel with Longevity (Shou) Characters

Panel with Longevity (Shou) Characters

Writing the character for longevity (shou) in one hundred different forms has a long tradition in China. The earliest example, a stone carving dated 1229, still survives in Guangxi Province, and highly stylized... more

Panel with Longevity (Shou) Characters

Panel with Longevity (Shou) Characters

Writing the character for longevity (shou) in one hundred different forms has a long tradition in China. The earliest example, a stone carving dated 1229, still survives in Guangxi Province, and highly stylized... more

Figure of Shou Lao, Longevity Deity

Figure of Shou Lao, Longevity Deity

Accession Number: 02.18.486 Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Dish with character for longevity (shou)

Dish with character for longevity (shou)

Eight auspicious emblems, including flaming pearls, a pair of horns, and a pair of books, encircle the character for longevity (shou) in the center of this dish; the same designs are found on the exterior. The ... more

Circular Dish with Dragon, Trigrams, and the Character for Longevity (Shou)

Circular Dish with Dragon, Trigrams, and the Character for Longevity (...

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66)

Jar with Dragon and Character for Longevity (Shou)

Jar with Dragon and Character for Longevity (Shou)

Accession Number: 20.144 Ming dynasty, Jiajing (1522–66)– Wanli (1573–1620) period

Dish with the character for longevity (shou)

Dish with the character for longevity (shou)

The character for longevity (shou) is a persistent theme in Chinese art. Whether used as a primary motif, as here, or a secondary design, it always illustrates a wish for the blessing of a long life. Ming dynas... more

Shou Lao

Shou Lao

Accession Number: 14.40.203 Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)

Bottle with Pine and Character for Longevity (Shou)

Bottle with Pine and Character for Longevity (Shou)

Accession Number: 17.118.3 Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66)

Figure of Shou Lao, Longevity Deity

Figure of Shou Lao, Longevity Deity

Accession Number: 02.18.458 Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)

Pot with Pine and Character for Longevity (Shou)

Pot with Pine and Character for Longevity (Shou)

Accession Number: 17.118.7a, b Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)