漢玉鷹, Han Dynasty Jade Eagle, H.6cm

 

 

在中國文字中, 鷹, 熊與英雄同音, 此外, 鷹係飛禽中的強者, 而熊係走獸中的強, 漢代國力強大, 玉器中, 以鷹及熊為主題者十分常見. 本器青玉雕琢, 形制為玉鷹, 翅膀肥碩, 強勁有力, 嘴巴延伸為飛天羽毛, 貼在腹部形成一孔, 可能作為掛環之用, 古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色及差異風化. In the Chinese characters, eagle and bear have the same pronunciation of hero. Eagle is powerful in birds while the beer is powerful in the beasts. The Han Dynasty is a great dynasty in the Chinese history. As a result, eagle and bear are very popular jade motifs. Carved with green tone jade, the object is eagle with bosom and strong wings, the beat has extended with a flying feather to connect the chest to form a hole for hanging. Antiquity evidences include diffusive markings and differential weathering.

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