商代大型玉器上的舞人圖騰, The dancer motif on the Shang Dynasty Jade

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dancerimages (1)甲骨文裡,「巫」寫作「」,上橫和下橫表示「天地」、左豎和右豎表示「四方」,也就是「貫通天地四方、打破時間和空間界限的人或行為。」所以巫是指有超能力的人。商、周時,巫舞在中原一再受到限制,南方地區吳、越、楚等國都崇尚巫風,巫舞處處可見。此件商代玉器上的舞人可能祇是宮廷中的舞蹈者.(台灣如是齋藏品陳明杰鑑賞撰文) Dancing is a popular activity for all races of the world in ancient times. The Chinese are no exception. According to Book of Documents , priestess dances during practicing prey. The jade dancer form emerging from the Warring States period and becoming popular in the Han Dynasty may be derived from priestess. The dancers in this Shang Dynasty jade may be ordinary dancers in the court of emperor.