Han Dynasty Jade Pipa Pair, L.40cm, W.16cm漢代玉琵琶

 

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The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese musical  instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years in the Chin and Han Dynasty in China. This jade pipa pair is carved with white jade and is identified as the Han Dynasty artifacts based on the motif and carving style.

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漢龍鳳神面紋白玉琵琶對,長40公分, 寬16公分

琵琶素來有民樂之王的美譽, 琵琶可能是起源於秦漢時期, 本器漢龍鳳神面紋白玉琵琶對白玉雕琢, 琵琶頭部為鳳鳥高浮雕 身部上端頸部,左右各有四支龍首紋軸, 腹部上端左右有龍紋高浮雕, 腹部呈葫蘆形, 正面有三組神面淺浮雕, 中間左右各有一球形鏤空如意雲紋, 本器玉質溫潤晶瑩, 刀工精美, 構圖巧得天工, 琵琶玉雕本來稀少, 漢代玉琵琶更是難得。