寓意馬上封侯的玉器(Jade theme: fame just around the corner)

4x5 original

 

 

馬上封侯是漢族傳統寓意紋飾。由猴子、駿馬組圖。「猴」與「侯」同音雙關。猴子騎於馬(horse)上,「馬上」為立刻(immediate)之意。侯為中國古代分五等貴族爵位的第二等級(分別為 公爵duke 侯爵marquis 伯爵count 子爵viscount 男爵baron),這裡泛指達官權貴。寓意功名指日可待。

 

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