Shou Symbol Earrings

From the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum

Like a written or spoken language, symbols in Chinese art are a means of communication. The shou character, or ideogram, means “long life.” According to traditional beliefs, the presence of a given visual symbol could have a specific, desired effect on the life of the bearer. Our stylized shou symbol is adapted from a Chinese necklace in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

Proceeds from the sale of this product directly support the Peabody Essex Museum and its educational programming.  

SKU #16711
Made in U.S.A.

Materials: pewter with gold finish. Jade bead.
Diameter 3/4", Height 1 5/8"

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