Variety of Hand Gesture of Antique Jade



Hand gestures are usually seen in Chinese antique jades. For example,  both hands of Shang Dynasty’s bird man are holding back with a posture ready for fighting. The hands of Sanxingdui Culture jade priests are seen with half hold fists of different orientation may suggest certain kind of religious meaning.  玉祭司与已出土三星堆文化铜人雷同. 双手也是呈半握拳式, 似乎托着某种器物. 但是双手半握拳中空部分的角度并不同, 从宗教的角度来解释可能较为合理.

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