紅山文化玉蟬, Hongshan Culture Jade Cicada, L.12cm, W.6.5cm

玉蟬在紅山文化中十分常見, 造型及大小亦多樣化. 本器青玉雕琢, 線條優雅簡潔, 蟬翼寬大平滑優美,腹面頸部有象dscn3408a1鼻孔. 本器古玉跡象為擴散暈沁及鈣化.Jade cicada is very popular in Hongshan Culture, this may be explained by the fact that the Hongshan people are admire the nature especially that the cicada is resting high on the tree. In addition, the life cycle of cicada has implied that life is immortal. This what everyone wants, there is no exception for the Hongshan people. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a cicada with simple design. Antiquity evidences are diffusive markings and calcification.