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

S__28262941Carved 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 lines 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 Snaxingdui 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.商代玉璧D. 10cms, T.1cm, 453grams 本器黄玉雕琢,纹饰双面对称。 正反面各有两个排列相反的方向的龙形抽象设计。 雕刻风格是商代典型两条切割线形成的凸线。在璧的外圈上有一个三星堆文化青铜眼相似的眼睛图案,仿佛天外的神明在凝视着我们, 古玉跡象包括增生晶体, 扩散晕沁色和差异风化。

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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