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Crystal Longevity Deity with Deer and Crane

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Period: Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911)
Medium: Jade
Dimensions: Height: 7 cm Length: 11.4 cm

The deity of longevity sits atop an ivory base. To his right lies an auspicious spotted deer that is looking back at the deity, while in front crouches a crane that is also looking back at him. At his waist, the deity has a calabash, and in his hand is an open scroll with four Chinese characters which mean "manifold blessings from heaven". This item symbolizes long life, harmony, and happiness. 

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