Hongshan Culture Jade Cicada, 紅山文化玉蟬

Hongshan Culture, Jade Cicada, L. 14cm, W. 11cm

Many varieties of jade cicadas  are seen in the Hongshan Culure. This is rather a simplified 2_640_864 one with big size head and shrinking the size of  body with low relief carving. The tail has a slanting upward shape edge to express the state of tweeting. All the antiquity phenomenon such as differential weathering, dissolved pits and additive crystals are available. Dual holes on the flank are seen with irregular rings.

玉蟬是紅山文化中十分常見的. 本器之紅山玉蟬是簡化了的設計, 前端較大, 雙眼突起, 蟬翼利用淺浮雕技法呈現, 尾部削薄呈向上翹起狀. 前端底部有兩個喇嘛孔. 外表呈橙紅色, 頭部左側下端鈣化嚴重,有增生晶體.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 8
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 8
  5. size:8
  6. condition: 9