Sanxingdui Culture, Jade Priest, H.20cm

Based on the carving style, this gray tone jade priest is identified as a Sanxingdui Culture artifact. The hands are seen the posture as the bronze priest unearthed from the number 2 praying pit in Quanghai Sanxingdui, a collection of Sanxingdui Museum.The priest is standing on the square cube with four sides with the motif of connected sprouts having a style of Warring States. The bottom of the base has ancient Chinese scripts of 令出止奔 ( upon seeing the order, stop marching) . Antiquity evidences include additive crystal, cleaving vein, dissolved pits and differential weathering.

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

 

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