三星堆玉祭司, Sanxingdui Culture Jade Priest, H.20cm

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三星堆玉祭司H.20cm。本件玉祭司與已出土三星堆文化銅人雷同。 雙手也是呈半握拳式,似乎托著某種器物。 但是雙手半握拳中空部分的角度並不同,從宗教的角度來解釋可能較為合理。 本器之玉質為灰白色閃玉,與本網站三星堆文化鎮國將軍及商玉龍魚之玉質相同。 祭司服飾上係以游絲式雕琢雷紋,祭司站立之底座四面為戰國時代流行的勾連雲紋,座底為小篆陽文銘文(令出止旂),本器可用用作軍事令符。增生晶體 ,溶蝕孔與冰裂紋等古玉跡象. Script: 令出止旂( Stop the flag by the order )

Based on the carving style, this gray tone jade priest is identified as a Sanxingdui Culture artifact. The hands are seen the posture as the bronze priest unearthed from the number 2 praying pit in Quanghai Sanxingdui, a collection of Sanxingdui Museum.The priest is standing on the square cube with four sides with the motif of connected sprouts having a style of Warring States. The bottom of the base has ancient Chinese scripts of 令出止旂 ( upon seeing the order, stop the flag) . Antiquity evidences include additive crystal, cleaving vein, dissolved pits and differential weathering.

Appraisal Indexes:

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

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