戰國狩獵紋瓜瓣形玉壺, Warring States, Jade Container, H.12cm, W.12cm

 

本器青玉雕琢, 形制呈商周青銅器簋, 形狀為六瓣形蓋壺, 壺蓋頂部有兩個反向面龍首, 壺面四周陰刻狩獵紋, 人物或持矛, 持刀, 持弓箭, 獵物有糜鹿, 野兔, 野牛, 玉壺壺蓋下緣, 玉壺壺身上緣及底座下緣均飾陰刻回紋. 本器古玉跡象為泥沁. Carved with green pale tone jade, the object is a 3716acontainer with a shape of six round flaps. The top of cover is decorated with two dragon heads facing opposite to each other. The outside cover is decorated with hunting scene consisting hunters with knife, bow and arrow, spear, the preys are deer,cow and rabbit. Square  cloud motifs are decorated on the edges of the cover, the up and bottom edges of the body. Embedded earth is the major evidence of antiquity.