西周玉蟬, Western Zhou Dynasty, Jade Cicada, H.3.5cm, W.2.5cm

 

 

玉蟬是玉器中十分常見的形制. 紅山文化的玉蟬古樸粗獷, 良渚文化的玉蟬簡潔而飾有神面.本器西周玉蟬既簡單又寫實, 雙眼突出, 線條以斜刀法雕琢. 雙面對稱, 古玉跡象有溶蝕孔及擴散暈沁色. Cicada is a popular design in Chinese antique jades, through the neolithic periods of Hongshan and Liangzhu Cultures into later periods. This Western Zhou Dynasty jade cicada is carved with pale tone jade, the design is simple yet fully depict this lovely insect with the eyes protruding out. Dissolved pits are the main antiquity evidences in addition to brown markings.

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