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.

本器玉座白玉雕琢, 呈梯形, 印鈕為青銅辟邪, 印座為鏤空結構, 四面為青銅龍鳳紋淺浮雕, 印座上方呈斜坡形, 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.左右上方飾衣服動物, 表示豐衣足食, 下方有婦女甲骨文, 表示子孫繁延不決.全器古玉跡象明顯, 有差異風化, 曝露晶面及擴散暈沁色.

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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