商代玉豬, L.40cm, 20kgs
本器白玉雕琢, 玉豬四肢作匍匐狀, 全身飾商代風格之陽紋如意雲紋. 玉豬眼睛微張, 嘴巴裂開, 似乎在笑, 十分可愛, 令人憐惜.
Carved with white jade, the object has a form of pig crouching on the ground with a relaxed posture. Decorated with protruding auspicious cloud motif of the Shang style. The carving is so elegant that its vivid design gives the impression that it is smiling. Additive crystal and ancient tool marks are seen. Jade pig first appeared in Liangshu Culture, the one showed here is a collection from Japan National Tokyo Museum. In the Shang Dynasty, various designs and sizes can be seen from various private collections. The Hongshan Culture pig dragon is believed an extension of the pig form. Jade pigs have transcended to later periods afterwards. In the Han Dynasty, the carving styles have been simplified to become a unique style called the Han eight cuts( 漢八刀).
- quality of jade: 9
- rareness: 9
- historical and cultural significance: 7
- workmanship: 10
- size: 10
- condition: 10