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.本器青玉雕琢, 玉璧上端為出廓龍紋, 雙面雕琢,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, 古玉跡象為增生晶體及冰裂紋.此玉璧可能是作為長樂宮之信符.

 

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