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The figure has a elongated skull, beard 'whiskers' and a cap on the back of his head. The elongated skull of this ivory figure shows it to be a carving of Shou Xing, also known as Shou Lao, one of the three Chinese star gods. His right hand clasps a dragon-headed staff, which represents spiritual power. In his left hand, he holds a fruit from the divine peach tree, which symbolizes eternal life. Q…