唐貔貅, Tang Dynasty Jade Pixie, L.7cm

 

 

貔貅又名天祿、辟邪,百解,共四個名字,是古代中國神話傳說中的一種神獸,形狀似獅子。本器青玉雕琢, 頭上有一角, 應該屬於天祿獸, 造型肥胖可愛, 全身以鎏金勾勒方式表現身體部位, 古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色. Pixie is a legendary animal combining the shapes of lion and dragon. Carved with green tone jade with gold lining to express the parts of the chubby body. Antiquity evidence is diffusive marking.

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