東漢辟邪獸Eastern Han Dynasty Jade Pixie, L.30cm

 

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東漢辟邪獸,L.30cm。本器和田水料青玉雕琢,兩側飾漢代風格羽翼紋,大腿上方飾淺浮雕火紋,昂首怒目,鼻頭有二長管呈噴火狀,四肢呈現極度張力, 古玉跡像有增生晶體,擴散暈沁色及鈣化。Carved with green tone Hetian jade, this pixie has a pipe which is able to eject fire on the top of the nose, on both sides of the hip, low relief motif of fire are shown to confirm the main theme. The wings on both sides of the body have shrunk into smaller size. Calcification is the major evidence to prove its antiquity.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 1017009626
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:10
6. condition: 9

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