In the jade-shaped system of Hongshan culture, there is no shortage of jade made from the shapes of animal, birds integrated with knives and axes. Carved with hetian jade, the object is a jade knife with a horse’s head as a knife handle integrated with a crescent moon shape knife body. The horse head is shown short-mouthed Mongolian Tarpan breed horse style. The whole object is full of additive crystals, with dissolved pits and differential weathering antiquity evidence in many areas, the phenomenon of ancient jade is obvious. Liaoning Provincial Museum Tibetan Red Mountain culture hook shape jade is remarkably similar to this object. This is an exquisite large Hongshan culture jade knife that connoisseurs are eager to collect.
红山文化马首刀L. 42cm, 2151g。
紅山文化玉器形制中, 不乏以動物禽鳥與刀斧組合而成的玉器.本器之玉質為和田玉種, 形制為馬首為刀柄, 以偃月刀為刀身所組合成的玉器. 馬首短鬃短嘴蒙古Tarpan種馬首造型. 全器滿布增生晶體,多處有溶蝕孔及差異風化, 古玉現象明顯, 皮殼包漿明顯, 有陀具痕跡. 本器系紅山文化類似形制中屬於大件之精品。
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