Qing Dynasty breast nipple motif dual jade Bi, W.19cm, H. 5cm, D. 0.7cm, 72grams

 

1203082012182223Qing Dynasty Breast nipple motif dual jade Bi, W.19cm, H. 5cm, D. 0.7cm, 72grams乳丁紋雙聯白玉璧, L.19cmCarved with white Hetian jade, the object has two Bi with breast nipple motif connected by a rhombus structure symbolizing the breast of a mother. The object may be served as a gift for marriage. The breast nipple motif is a symbol of mother who should be remembered after the daughter has married to her husband. The antiquity evidences include cleaving vein and differential weathering.本器白玉雕琢, 由相聯兩璧組成, 兩璧中間上端有菱形接體, 表面有陰線大小不同的菱形.玉璧兩面雕琢乳丁紋. 本器古玉跡象有冰裂紋, 包漿明顯.

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