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Subject:Bronze Chinese immortal token thinger?
Posted By: Brandon mccloskey Mon, May 07, 2018 IP: 173.188.16.27

I was wondering if anybody could tell me what this is or what it came off of please? If its old? :) Its very well done, I can imagine it being on a censer or one of those hats but its just a shot in the dark.





Subject:Re: Bronze Chinese immortal token thinger?
Posted By: Bill H Wed, May 09, 2018

This is an image of the Daoist Longevity God, which may have been made for wearing devotionally as an amulet, inside a small case that hangs by a chain around the devotee's neck. Here's a link to an eBay auction of such a Buddha amulet. Since there are eight principal Daoist immortals, there probably would be other amulets for each, though I'm more used to seeing the deities in larger images.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Small-Pendant-Statue-Silver-magic-Thai-amulets-Buddha-Lung-Por-Sothon-BE-2543/372292951993?

Best regards,

Bill H.


Subject:Re: Bronze Chinese immortal token thinger?
Posted By: Brandon mccloskey Thu, May 10, 2018

Thank you for your response Bill, helpful as always :) I was wondering if it may be something of that nature but it only being one sided and a repousse made me think it was attacked to something larger.. any thought?
How old do you think it is? I found it in a dusty old box of junk.

Subject:Re: Bronze Chinese immortal token thinger?
Posted By: Bill H Fri, May 11, 2018

I suppose it could have been attached to an easel-type prop to serve as a place card holder for birthday celebrations. This is the only picture I can find of one. I can't find one at the moment showing the back.

Bill H.




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