Han Dynasty Jade Bi Disk漢長樂銘文玉璧

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 connected cloud of the bi-disk, the inner open2112730-02c1e9f18aae9635 work with one side seen “eternal happiness(長樂)” inscription( Changlegong is the name of the palace of the Han Dynasty), the other side seen 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.汉长乐铭文玉璧, H.10cm, W.7cm, T.0.6cm, 65g。 本器青玉雕琢, 玉璧上端为出廓龙纹, 双面雕琢,一面为隶书体长乐, 一面为龙凤纹,玉璧表面饰阴线勾联云纹, 此玉璧可能是作为长乐宫之信符, 本器古玉迹象为增生晶体及冰裂纹。

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

 

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