西漢長樂銘文玉璧, H.10cm, W.7cm, T.0.6cm, 65g。本器青玉雕琢, 玉璧上端為出廓龍紋, 雙面砣機(管鑽雕法似乎只盛行於東漢, 下圖Fig.0000)雕琢,一面為隸書體長樂, 一面為龍鳳紋,玉璧表面飾陰線勾聯雲紋, 此玉璧可能是作為長樂宮之信符, 本器古玉跡象為增生晶體及冰裂紋。Jade Bi Disk, H.10cm, W.7cm, T.0.6cm, 65grams. This object of jade bi is designed to express three major sections: The outer ring with a connected cloud of the bi-disk, the inner open work with one side seen as “eternal happiness(長樂)” inscription( Changlegong is the name of the palace of the Han Dynasty), the other side saw the dragon and phoenix motif, the dragon form attached on the top edge of the outer ring. The object may be used as a pass for entry to the Palace of Chanlegong. With mastery workmanship, this bi-disk is pervasively populated with various
archaic elements including cleaving veins, additive crystals, and differential weathering.
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