A Pair of Sanxingdui Culture Jade General holding Sword, 三星堆文化鎮國將軍

dscn0525-0011The larger piece measures 28cm in height while smaller piece 21cm. Both artifacts have similar design. Each wears mask with dragon design. Holding an awl sharp sword, both have thick lips and simplified square legs. The cong has an elephant motif which is a typical cong design in the Warring States to imply the peace for the country. The mythical animal motif on the bottom of the standing base for the small piece is carved with the decreasing contour style. Both are made of Hetian nephrite with the archaic phenomenon of additive crystals, dissolved pits, diffusive markings and cleaving veins.三星堆文化镇国将军H.28cm, H.21cm。 大件为持剑站立象头纹玉琮将军, 小件为持剑站辟邪座将军,. 两件玉器之造型相似, 均配带龙顶面具, 嘴唇圆厚, 简化之方形下肢, 胸前双手握住圆椎形剑. 大件镇国将军所站立之玉琮四个角落有象头镂雕, 象征太平有象. 而小件镇国将军底座之辟邪系减地雕法. 两件玉器均为和田白玉材质, 有石灰沁, 差异风化,增生晶體, 扩散晕沁色等古玉迹象。

Appraisal Indexes:

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