Hanging Cash: God of LongevityArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
21 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in (54 cm x 29.5 cm);22 in x 12 5/8 in (55.8 cm x 32 cm);21 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in (54 cm x 29.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. HannaSubject matter
The figure is Shou Xing, a star god. Shou Xing is the star god of longevity, and also known as "The Old Deity of the South Pole." It is said that his mother saw the star of the South Pole when he was conceived. He is holding a peach in one hand and a stick of peach wood in the other, as peaches are also symbols of longevity in Chinese culture. Physical Description
A man with a white beard and a large forehead is dressed in a yellow, red, and green robe, and is holding a peach in one hand and a staff in the other. He appears to be floating in the clouds. This image seems to be on top of a red paper cutout. Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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