唐玉羊, Tang Dynasty Jade Sheep, L.8cm, H.5cm

中國的鎏金技術始於戰國 ,在戰國時期古人已掌握了鎏金技術。 從河北滿城中山靖王劉勝墓出U5566P1081DT20130423112116土的“楚大官糟鐘”來看,它的鎏金技術已相當的成熟。 唐代鎏金在各種器物上的應用十分普遍. 本器鎏金玉羊, 羊首向後睨視, 三腳向前, 一腳向後, 姿勢優美, 形態可愛, 本器古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色及差異風化. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is jade sheep lying on the floor with three legs facing forward and one backward. The body is decorated with gold gild lines. Antiquity evidences are diffusive markings and differential weathering.