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

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商玉龍魚,L.19.5cm。本器白玉雕琢,龍魚頭部具有斧頭形狀的設計,此種斧頭可能是漢代後的龍嘴部設計的起源。在中心部分有兩條腿底座,全器 裝飾有刀工細膩優雅的商代戈線條,古玉跡象包括增生晶體和差異風化。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).

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 17s300048ss48qn02683seen in the center part. Square angel lines carrying the Shang 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.

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