東漢白玉辟邪獸, Eastern Han Dynasty Jade Pixie, L.18cm,H.8.5cm, W.5.5cm

本器白玉雕琢, 形制為貔貅, 兩側施翼, 頭頂呈現一角, 張嘴露齒吐舌. 呈匍匐狀, 四肢張力十足, 尾巴拉長盤桓地上.古玉跡象為差異風化, 擴散暈沁色及溶蝕孔. Carved with white jade, the object is a pixie with wings on both sides. With an open mouth, the tongue is stretched out and teeth are sharp.  The pixie is crouching on the ground showing mighty legs and curling tail. Antiquity evidence includes differential weathering, dissolved pits, and calcification.

<易經>過此以往, 末之或知也, 窮神知化, 德之盛也. <The Text of Yi King>Going on beyond this, we reach a point which it is hardly possible to know. We have thoroughly comprehended the inscrutable and spirit-like, and know the processes of transformation, this is the fulness of virtue.