Look at this unique yet amazingly carved figurine of Three Lucky Gods. Carved in the natural and scenic beauty of rustic Orient can be seen. Signifying the key aspects of a good life, Fu stands for prosperity, Lu stands for Status and Shou stands for Longevity. Identified as Chinese Gods, they are worshiped with reverence. Notice the clear etchings and detailing on the piece of mammoth ivory sculpture. The beautiful engraving and marked delineation of the lines puts it a notch above the rest of the sculptures in ivory. Notice the older God below while the two others are carved on the top. They are much younger looking than the older God.
Carved within a natural forest, don’t miss the deer that is etched in action of leaping over the rocks. See the spots and the bent neck of the deer that turns to look at the God Shou. The God Lu id depicted in a scholar’s robe holding a scroll and is seen holding a child. The deity is identified with the planet Jupiter. The child holds a scroll over which the Chinese symbols are
Look at the details on the robe, the tiny motifs and designs that stand out in craftsmanship. The verdant tree above the God Shou is evident and clearly demarcated by the clarity of each leaf. The large stork flying over the head of the deity is marked clearly with each feather visible. The tiny flowers below it make it a picturesque scene.
The leaves of a bamboo grove can be seen right at the top. Each leaf has been individually carved, that showcases the skill of the artist. Look at the back of the sculpture, where each crack and raw ivory has been incorporated within the design. The complete ivory figurine has been set upon a wooden base that accentuates the beauty of the Three Gods carving.
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Height: 26 Cm/10.23 Inch, Width: 8 Cm/3.14 Inch, Length: 6 Cm/2.36 Inch