春秋玉鹿, Spring Autumn Period Jade Deer, L.8.8cm

鹿與祿同音, 祿星,或稱子星、跳加官等,為中國神話中的財神,與福星、壽星並稱為「福祿壽」的天神,與壽星皆立於福星之側。西周時, 玉鹿珮是十分常見的玉器. 在玉器圖騰中, 鹿是狩獵圖中被獵的主角, 也意味祿為人們追逐的對象. 本器青玉雕琢, 呈匍匐狀, 頭部以誇大手法呈現, 約佔全身三分之一, 鹿角簡化成為頭部一部分, 全身飾春秋風格飽滿型如意紋淺浮雕, 本器古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色及鈣化現象.  Deer has the same sound of fortune in Chinese. In Chinese s__2842645antique jades, deer is a popular motif. Many jade deer plaque are seen in Western Zhou Dynasty. In addition, deer are usually seen as the main object of hunting seen on the jade containers. Carved with pale tone jade, the jade deer has an exaggerated head with simplified horn embedded into the head. The deer has a crouching posture, the whole body is decorated with bosom auspicious motif of Spring Autumn style. Diffusive markings and calcification are the major evidence of antiquity. 3716a