Songze Culture Jade plaque, w.8,7cm, 35grams崧泽文化玉珮

taranis-leadBased on the carving style and the appearance of the shape, this object is identified as Songze Culture jade plaque. Antiquity evidences include differential weatheringdissolved pits, additive crystals and ancient tool marks
From the shape seen, this should be a jade eagle flying in the sky or the object symbolizing the idea that human being want to have a pair of wings to reach the ultimate top of dream. To use some imagination, may it be the advanced flying aircraft from alien seen by the ancient people? The carved marks are the same as the jades collected by The Zhejiang Institute of Archaeology.與出土崧泽文化玉珮比較, 本器之形制, 刀工及鑽孔特徵接近崧泽文化玉珮. 古玉之跡象有溶蝕孔, 差異風化及古代工具之痕跡. 本玉珮之造型酷似遨翔於天空之鷹, 或者有沒有可能遠古人類目睹先進飛行器所留下之記憶

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 6
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10