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

 

Shang Dynasty Jade Seal Fang State( -2),14.5cm x 4,H. 14cm

images (6)With bronze pixie as the handle, the base of the seal has the shape of combination of trapezoid solid and square frame structure made of white jade. The four wall of the trapezoid white jade are carved with low relief fish bone. 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 ShangCharacterdeity, The upper part of both sides are animal, clothes and tool symbolizing prosperous living. The lower part are the Shang Dynasty oracle character of woman symbolizing abundant offspring.

商代方國玉印(2), 14.5cm x 4,H. 14cm, 本器玉座白玉雕琢, 呈梯形, 印钮为青铜辟邪, 印座为镂空结构, 四面为青铜龙凤纹浅浮雕, 印座上方呈斜坡形, 饰鱼纹浮浮雕, 底座底面分三部分, 中央饰神灵纹浅浮雕, 造型优美具神秘感.左右上方饰衣服动物, 表示丰衣足食, 下方有妇女甲骨文 , 表示子孙繁延不决.全器古玉迹象明显, 有差异风化, 曝露晶面及扩散晕沁色.

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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