戰國玉璧, Warring States Jade Bi, D.12cm

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s__3448846本器白玉雕琢, 形制為三層玉璧, 最內層為三羊角所形成之三叉體, 其內涵為三羊開泰. 第二層及最外層為戰國特色之神面, 龍鳳, 如意紋淺浮雕. 古玉跡象主要為鈣化層. Carved with white jade, the object is a jade bi consisted of three layers. At the center is a structure of three heads of goats with the heads overlapped and the horns separate to signify the meaning of prosperous scene created by three suns( in Chinese: 三羊開泰). The two outer layers are decorated with low relief motifs of god’s face, dragon and phoenix. Withe mastery workmanship, the bi is well carved with antiquity evidence of calcification. Warring States of similar  motifs and carving style are shown here to compare.

 

 

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