齊家文化紡錘形璧Qijia Culture spindle-shaped bi L. 8cm, W. 8cm, 120grams

800px-woman_spinning_bm_vased13本器黃玉雕琢, 整體形制以玉璧為主要設計, 中央為圓孔, 單向雕琢, 兩側由圓弧形轉變為菱角而成為紡錘形, 左右菱角各有一小孔, 亦為單向雕琢. 本器之古玉跡象有增生晶體, 擴散暈沁色及冰裂紋.The object is identified as Qijia spindle shape bi based on the carving form and hole one directional drilling style. One hole is seen on each diagonal side of the bi. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering,exposed crystal plane, cleaving vein, dissolved pit and diffusive marking.

This spindle shape jade bi may serve as the physical evidence that the Qijia culture has a highly developed textile industry.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 8
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10