The imagery of the current lot contains numerous auspicious symbols and rebuses. The central character Shoulao is one of the Three Star Gods of Daoism, and represents longevity. In his hands he holds a peach and a ruyi scepter, two additional longevity symbols. The children symbolize fertility and a wish for many sons; the wish reinforced by the splitting pomegranate held by one child, forming the rebus liukai baizi (one thousand sons within the same womb). The deer (lu) is both a homophone for riches or official emolument and a symbol of longevity and wealth.