Chinese Sculpture (D3-117)
Chinese stone sculpture found during the excavations prior to building the greenhouses for the College Gardens and horticulture students. It is believed that the sculpture was part of a Japanes Village which was part of the in the 1887 Royal Yorkshire Jubilee Exhibition. It is a Taoist scuplture depicting several deities, accourding to a letter from the Deputy Keeper of Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1968. From the left the deities are the Ch’ang the Moon Queen, Ch’ih-chang the Sun King, Shou Lau the God of Longevity with his deer and the central figure is Fu Hsing or Lu Hsingthe God of happiness or weath.