Sanxingdui Jade Statue Standing On Cong, H. 28cm, 1400grams

 

dscn0525-00112The object which has the shape of military general statue12d600000c1b793ffe2b is carved with fine quality Hetian jade with pale yellow tone.  The helmet with a mask has a motif of dragon. The ears and the lips are bigger than normal size. Both hands hold an awl shape long sword with round pommel( lower image is name of sword part). The general is standing on a jade cong which have four elephant heads on each of the four corners of the cong. The elephant is a symbol of peace( In Chinese 太平有象, There is a sign of peace). Many areas of the jade are seen calcification, diffusive markings and differential weathering.

Appraisal Indexes:

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