Xia Dynasty Jade Ring,夏代玉瑗 D. 9.8cm, 75grams

Carved with pale green tone jade, the ring has a symmetrical design on both sides with motif of six low relief  toads. Toad is the first stage of frog which is believed a typical motif of Xia Dynasty. The turquoise frogs shown here  are unearthed from the Er-li Tou site of  Xia Dynasty. 夏代玉瑗 D. 9.8cm, 75grams本器以青玉雕琢成玉瑗狀,玉瑗有两个对称的蝌蚪紋设计,两边各有三个淺浮雕蝌蚪的图案。蝌蚪是青蛙的最初型态,而青蛙被认为是夏代的图腾, 因此本器为夏代玉器之证据确。

镶绿松石青铜牌(夏代)。1981年在河南偃师二里头遗址出土,长14.2厘米、宽9.8厘米。

镶绿松石青铜牌(夏代)。1981年在河南偃师二里头遗址出土,长14.2厘米、宽9.8厘米。

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10