Hongshan Culture Condor Head Ax,L.26cm,H.15cm,1070grams

Carved green tone jade, the object has the shape of ax with eagle head handle. There are two holes located at the blade and the handle. A bulge shape hole is seen on the neck of the eagle head. typical round shape groove lines of Hongshan Culture jade are on the blade of the ax.Cleaving vein, exposed crystal plane, differential weathering and diffusive markings are  seen.红山文化鹰头斧,W.27cm。红山玉器以动物首作为刀, 斧之柄的造形甚多. 本件系兀鹰与斧的组合. 兀鹰颈部弯曲, 以便斧刃平放时兀鹰颈部呈现向上的姿势. 本器之增生晶体,扩散晕沁色,差异风化及冰裂纹古玉迹象明显。codor

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size: 8

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