Carved with mutton white quality jade( see images below to believe), this bi-disk has a dual motif for both sides. On each side, there are two layers of motifs separated by a rope motif. The inner layer is a crop motif. The outer layer consists of four sets of spirit’s face. The spirit’s face is composed of two dragon heads which in turn composed of phoenix. The carving technique of the artifact applies the typical Western Zhou Dynasty 45 degree slant carving and slim incised lines for the Spring-Autumn period to the greatest extent. The spirit should be touched by offering this bi-disk. Judging by the mastery carving and superior and unique design, this is believed to be the bi disk closest to the legendary Ho’s bi before fully identified. Antiquity evidence consists of differential weathering, diffusive marking, and ancient tool mark. This is a candidate of the legendary Ho’s bi.春秋玉璧, D. 32.8cm, T. 0.6cm。 本器羊脂白玉( 請參閱下面圖片) 雕琢, 玉璧两面图腾对称。 在每一面上均有两层图案,由一个绳索纹分隔开。 内层为谷纹, 外层由四组神面组成。 神的脸由两只龙头组成,龙头由凤鸟组成。 雕刻技术春秋时期典型的西周45度倾斜雕法。溫潤的白玉, 春秋戰國時期楚國的玉雕風格, 精湛的雕刻和优越的独特设计, 加上玉雕的尺寸, 不难被认为是最接近传说中的何氏璧。 古玉迹象包括差异风化,扩散晕沁色及增生晶体。
- quality of jade: 8
- rareness: 9
- historical and cultural significance: 9
- workmanship: 10
- condition: 10
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