Sanxingdui Culture Jade Priest standing on Ritual Water Purifier, H.36cm

2016-4-28-%e5%96%ae%e5%9c%96-49In Chinese history, Sanxingdui Culture ( 1600B.C.-221B.C.) covers about the period of Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Western Zhou Dynasty, Eastern Zhou Dynasty ( Spring Autumn Period ). Most of the antique jades of this period are made of nephrite. The workmanship of these jades are extraordinary fine. In particular, the carving is  experienced and powerful, the polish effect is delicate and the design is perfect and skillful. The object described here is carved from green tone nephrite. The priest wearing tall shape hat is standing on the water purifier which is supporting by a phoenix head dragon. The lower level of the purifier is further supported by crouching horse.