商代玉璧, Shang Dynasty Jade Bi, D. 10cms, T.1cm, 453grams

 

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S__28262941商代玉璧D. 10cms, T.1cm, 453grams。本器黃玉雕琢,紋飾雙面對稱。正反面各有兩個排列相反的方向的龍形抽象設計。雕刻風格是商代典型兩條切割線形成的凸線。在璧的外圈上有一個三星堆 文化青銅眼相似的眼睛圖案,彷彿天外的神明在凝視著我們,古玉跡象包括增生晶體,擴散暈沁色和差異風化。Carved with yellow tone jade, the object is a typical bi with symmetric motif on both sides. On each side, there are two abstract design of 55db3c51t537c67994cfetigers arranging in opposite direction. The carving style is the typical convex line forming from two incised still_2017-03-22_082453_60x_n04791lines of the Shang Dynasty. Antiquity evidences include additive crystals, diffusive marking and differential S__2834467aweathering.There is an eye motif on the outer ring of the bi, compares to the Sanxindui Culture bronze eye object, may carry the meaning that the deity in the heaven is watching us. In addition, there is a mark of cutting at the edge of the bi, according to undocumented source, this kind of mark keeps the record that the bi has been used for worship already. A new bi should be used for next worship.

Appraisal Indexes:

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

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