Sanxingdui Culture Jade Priest, H.36cm, 1st revision

2016-4-28-e596aee59c96-49-1 (1)本器白55db3c51t537c67994cfe (1)玉雕琢, 祭司立於淨水器之上。 祭司戴高聳冠帽c58bf421gx6c8izrs9p79690mmmmm, 雙耳成三角形, 雙手轉化為鳳鳥羽毛, 有羽化昇天之意。 淨水器本身最上層為一可盛水之圓盤, 其下方為頂住圓盤之龍首鳳身體, 最下層則為頂住底座之臥馬。 本器設計巧妙, 刀工精美流暢, 古玉跡象有石灰沁, 為罕見難得之三星堆玉器。Sanxingdui Culture Jade Priest, H.36cm. Carved with white jade, the object is composed of three structures: the priest, the water container and the supporting stand. The priest is standing on the water container, wearing a crown with three tall structures. The two arms of the priest are decorated with bird’s wings to symbolize his ability to fly. There is an eye shape object to symbolize his ability to see everywhere. the water container decorated with leaves motif on the outer wall. The container is used to store water for hand cleaning before worship to God.  Decorated with four dragons, the stand is further  supported by four crouching horses.(Lower right images are Sanxingdui Culture bronze priest facing two different directions. Both the jade priest and the bronze priest have similar design and both have the eye decoration at the chest.)

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