Qijia Culture Jade Knife齊家文化玉刀, L. 36cm, W. 9cm T. 0.5cm

 

With the shape of trapezoid, this jade knife is made of semitransparent  jade. It is seen fivedifferent size holes with unidirectional drilling on the upper part of the blade. Both sides of the blade have shown convex profile. The color and quality of jade are similar to those of the jade knife of Shanghai Museum collection. Antiquity evidences include cleaving vein, diffusive marking and mica.齐家文化玉刀, L. 36cm, W. 9cm T. 0.5cm。 本器由半透明青黄玉雕琢而成, 上方有五孔呈单向钻法, 前方宽阔工整, 后方较窄留有残片, 全器抛光精致光洁, 冰裂纹及曝露芯片等古玉迹象明显。

Appraisal Indexes:

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