戰國玉蟬, Warring States Jade Cicada, H.2.5cm, W. 1.5cm

 

 

 

 

641蟬經常停於樹上高處, 此外, 蟬飲露水為生, 其清高的生活習性令人嚮往, 《唐詩別裁》曰:「咏蟬者每咏其聲,此獨尊其品格。」駱賓王《在獄咏蟬》便有:「無人信高潔。」之語。李商隱《蟬》亦有「本以高難飽,我亦舉家清」之句。虞世南《蟬》也有「居高聲自遠,非是藉秋風。」在玉器中, 玉蟬即常見於紅山文化, 良渚文化, 商周各朝, 本器戰國玉蟬, 青玉雕琢, 雙面紋飾對稱, 縱向中央鑽孔.蟬的各部位, 眼睛, 前足, 後足, 蟬翼均精確雕出, 採陰刻淺浮雕技法. 古玉跡象為鈣化. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a cicada with symmetrical motifs on both sides, there is a hole at the center vertically goes through for the purpose of hanging. Detail parts of front legs, back legs and wing are well carved with incise and low relief style.  Calcification is the main evidence of antiquity.

 

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