西漢黃玉玉戈, Western Han Dynasty Jade Ko Halberd Ax, L.13cm, H.7.7cm, T.0.4cm, 45grams.

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西漢黃玉玉戈,L.13cm,H.7.7cm,T.0.4cm,45g。 本器頂部和田黃玉雕琢,商代青銅斧頭造型,與河南省博物館收藏之玉戈(L.11.3cm,T.0.5cm)雷同。本器紋飾雙面對稱,援部中央有尖峰形溝漕,刃 部鋒利,胡部有三個長方形穿,內部則有一個長方形穿,全器雙面飾陰線勾聯雲紋,有擴散暈沁色古玉跡象。

 

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Jade Ko Halberd Ax Certificate

Jade Ko Halberd Ax, L.13cm, H.7.7cm, T.0.4cm, 45grams. Deriving from the pattern of Shang Dynasty’s bronze ko halberd axe ,made of extreme nice quality of Hetian jade, this ko halberd axe is designed by unifying the blade, the flange and the tang into a whole object. The blade whose edge is sharp is seen a nice 88gl530111curving line starting from the tip reaching to the flange. Three vertical rectangular holes have been drilled for the flange while on horizontal one is seen on the tang. Both the blade and the tang are decorated with connected cloud motif.

The quality of jade and carving style of  this Ko is similar to the one of unearthed from Xi Shan Han Graveyard, mp8526829_1427681313792_14Mangshan township, YongCheng County,  Honan Provice,  A collection of Shangqiu Museum of Honan Province(L.11.3cm, T. 0.5cm) in terms of jade , carving style and motif.

Aging evidences are obvious to include differential weathering, diffusive marking and cleaving vein. With mastery workmanship and best best quality jade, this Han Dynasty ko is one of valuable collectives.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 10
2. rareness: 10
3. historical and cultural significance: 10
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:7
6. condition: 9

 

 

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