戰國龍鳳紋母子黃玉象樽, Warring States Jade Container Pair, L.20cm, H.13cm

 

2016-4-28-e596aee59c96-34此器黃玉象紋母子獸玉尊, 其功能為酒器, 母腹中空為尊體, 小象子立於蓋子上, 這種造型常見於戰國時期的青銅器和玉器. 象在中國傳統文化中是吉祥、太平的象征,它性情溫和,知恩圖報,一直深受中國人的喜愛。傳說五帝之一的舜是中國歷史上馴服野象耕田犁地的第一人,他死后陵墓前曾出現大象刨土的瑞兆,這應該是“太平有象”的最早傳說。此器黃玉雕琢, 象身眼睛以圓圈形如意紋淺浮雕為之, 象身兩側有神獸紋淺浮雕, 本器古玉跡象明顯, 紋飾設計令人驚嘆.

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