Lu Dongbin

Also known as Lu Tung Pin, Lu Dongbin is the patriarch and most important of the Chinese Eight Immortals known for his fighting abilities. He carries a magic two-edged sword, known as the Devil-slaying sabre (chan yao kua) or demon-slaying sword and a fly whisk he uses to fly to the heavens or walk on clouds. He is dressed as a scholar, and honored for his scholarly attributes. He is believed to have been an actual person living from 755 – 805 AD, and is the patron saint of barbers and also worshipped by scholars who credit him with writing the kong kuo ge, a table or code of merits and demerits that serves as a guide for morality and is thus called the god of the Ink makers, Lu zu.

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  • Antique/Vintage Porcelain Taoist Immortal Lu Dongbin, Chinese Republic (17034GRK) $295

    Ht: 9.75”  W: 3.5”  D: 3.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This colorful Chinese Republic  porcelain is the most popular of the Eight Immortals Lu Dongbin, who symbolizes immortality and long life. Dressed as a scholar, his beard is pushed to the side as he is in motion riding waves to show his magical powers. He holds a fly whisk which, along with the sword he often carries, are personal auspicious symbols. The most colorful of the immortals, he is worshipped by for his medical prowess and by scholars in homes and temples.

  • Song Dynbasty Tile of Immortal with Firecracker, China (5515LEM) $495

    H: 7”  W: 5”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING

    This Song earthenware tile depicts the legendary scholar, poet and alchemist Taoist deity Lu Dongbin, one of the Eight Immortals, who sought to discover the elixir of immortality and used charms still used in Chinese homes to prevent illness and ward off evil. He and his fly whisk are auspicious symbols of longevity and a wish for immortality.

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