漢代玉辟邪, Han Dynasty Jade Pixie, L.18.5cm, H.9.5cm

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本器白玉雕琢, 形制為辟邪獸. 本辟邪獸昂首露齒, 舌尖半伸, 四足匍匐, 兩側張翼, 尾巴拖曳在地. 本辟邪獸張力十足, 古玉跡象主要為鈣化, 溶蝕孔, 飯沁. Carved with white jade, the object is a pixie which is a mythical animal existing in Chinese culture. Raising head and with mouth open, showing teeth and tone, the pixie is crawling forward with a long tail dropping on the ground.  With wings on both sides, the pixie is exhibiting strength and powerful. Antiquity evidences are calcification, dissolved pits and rice marks.

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