夏代玉戚制作工艺精美, 玉戚从刀柄到刀刃而言,上端窄而厚,下端宽而薄表面呈平稳下降。 中间两端各有六个齿牙,三个向上三个向下象征着稻穗或麦穗, 可能是作为宗教祭祀仪式使用的礼器, 祈求五谷丰收, 本玉戚有明显溶蚀孔古玉迹象。
Archaeological discoveries in the Xia Dynasty has found rice, wheat, beans, melons and other agricultural products. This jade ax( d.24cm) is carved notches on both sides , three notches are tilting backwards slightly, while the other three are tilting forwards. these notches symbolize the ears of rice or wheat. This may be a evidence of the Xia Dynasty agricultural development. In addition, the motifs of Xia Dynasty jades may serve more evidence that Xia Dynasty’ agricultural civilization.
Proverb: True blue will never stain (English).
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