The Virtuous Deserving Longevity

Ren Yude2009

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance
Beijing, China

Longevity or even immortality has been what the human being is never tired of longing for, while longevity is also an indicator to assess a happy or not life in China. With the Chinese character “longevity” composed of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals and the inscription of “only the virtuous deserve longevity”, the artisan of this piece express the view that only by being an upright, honest and dignified person that one can be blessed.


  • Title: The Virtuous Deserving Longevity
  • Creator: Ren Yude
  • Date: 2009
  • Type: Engraved paper
  • Physical format: 62x37cm

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