戰國玉斧,Warring States Jade Ax, H.8cm

 

斧除了實際上的砍伐功能外, 其文字上於虎同音, 本器玉斧上飾玉龍, 龍斧二者合稱龍虎, 表示強者, 玉斧柄部飾回紋, 回紋表示雲氣, 龍置於雲氣上, 表示飛龍在天, 至高無上, 玉斧表面飾如意雲紋淺浮雕, 整體而言, 本器具備威猛而吉祥的意涵. 本器古玉跡象為差異風化及鈣化.

Carved with pale tone jade, the object is an ax with dragon sitting on top of the ax. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering and calcification.

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