漢代玉熊,Han Dynasty Jade Bear, H.8cm, W.3cm

slide0365_image017本器青玉雕琢。熊呈站立之姿,扭身側首表情靦腆憨厚,狀甚可愛。體態肥碩,垂乳凸肚,前肢揚起搔撓後腦,耳後長鬃毛下披,《史記.楚世家》載:「高陽者,黃帝之孫,昌意之子也。」楚的先祖為顓頊帝高陽氏,有熊氏黃帝之後。漢承楚風,玉熊展現的則是浪漫與寫實高度結合,其造型比例及動作準確。本器古玉跡象為鈣化及溶蝕孔. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a standing bear with one hand scratching her head. showing an expression of simple and honest. Antiquity evidences are dissolved pits and calcification.