Shang Dynasty Jade Seal Fang State( -2) 商代方國玉印 (73)

商代方國玉印(2),14.5cm x 4,H。 14cm,本器玉座白玉雕琢,呈梯形,印鈕為青銅辟邪,印支為鏤空結構,四面為青銅龍鳳紋淺浮雕,印座上呈呈斜坡形,飾魚紋浮浮雕,底座底面分三部分, 中央飾神靈紋淺浮雕,造型優美具神秘感。表示豐衣足食,表示子孫繁延不絕。全器古玉跡像明顯,有差異風化,曝露晶面及擴散暈沁色。 (74)Shang Dynasty Jade Seal Fang State( -2),14.5cm x 4, H. 14cm

With a bronze pixie as the handle, the base of the seal has the shape of a combination of trapezoid solid and square frame structure made of white jade. The four walls of the trapezoid white jade are carved with low relief fishbone. The four sides of the square solid shape are bronze low relief carving of dragon and phoenix. The bottom of the base has three sets of low relief motifs. In the middle is a certain kind of abstract form object symbolizing deity, The upper part of both sides are animals, clothes, and tools symbolizing prosperous living. The lower part is the Shang Dynasty oracle character of a woman symbolizing abundant offspring.IMG-3399

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size:10
  6. condition: 10




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