Shang Dynasty Dragon Fish, 商玉龍魚L.19.5cm

Carved with top quality white jade, the fish head has the design of dragon with an ax shape0w2640071181u3007159525t21 (2) mouth which may be the origin for the dragon mouth after Han Dynasty003szKb0gy6Egd6orygb8&690. Two pair of legs is seen in the center part. Square angel lines carrying the 17s300048ss48qn02683Shang Dynasty genre of ko or hooked sword are decorated for the whole body. Fins are detailed with graceful incensed lines. Antiquity evidences include additive crystal and differential weathering.商玉龙鱼,L.19.5cm 本器白玉雕琢,龙鱼头部具有斧头形状的设计, 此種斧头可能是汉代后的龙嘴部设计的起源。 在中心部分有两条腿底座,  全器装饰有刀工细腻优雅的商代戈线条,  古玉迹象包括增生晶体和差异风化。本器玉龍魚飾有四足, 表示它是可以在陸上行走的, 在現實中, 有一種可以在陸上行走稱為步行魚的攀鱸 (climbing perch)

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 10
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size:7
  6. condition: 10