An impressive rosewood carving of Shouting Shou Xing. Dating from the , the carving is in excellent condition and features eyes made from bone.
Shouxing, Wade-Giles romanization Shou Hsing, in Chinese mythology, one of three stellar gods known collectively as Fulushou. He was also called Nanji Laoren (“Old Man of the South Pole”). Though greatly revered as the god of longevity (shou), Shouxing has no temples. Instead, birthday parties for elders provide a fitting time for visitors to bow before his statue, which is draped in embroidered silk robes.