34. Han Dynasty Inscribed Open-worked Jade Bi w/Dynasty Han(漢), D. 36cms, T. 0.9cms

本器和田青玉雕琢, 形制為鏤空玉璧. 玉璧分為兩層, 外層於四等份處以形中有形呈現方式飾神面及龍鳳合體紋, 神面的雙眼同時成為龍鳳的雙眼. 龍鳳紋中央鑲嵌錨形符號, 表示大漢的江山底定. 玉璧內層陰刻篆體取材自史記高祖本紀部分銘文”高祖,沛豐邑中陽裏人,姓劉氏,字季。父曰太公,母曰劉媼。其先劉媼嘗息大澤之陂,夢與神遇。是時雷電晦冥,太公往視,則見蛟龍於其上。已而有身,遂產高祖。呂公…”落款<漢高祖>.本器構圖巧思獨特, 雕工精湛優美. 加以本器差異風化, 擴散暈沁色, 溶蝕孔, 石灰沁等古玉跡象明顯, 是漢代大型鏤空玉璧精品. (來源:  家族百年收藏)

The object is carved from Hetian green-tone jade, and the form is an open-worked ho jade bi. The jade bi is divided into two layers, and the outer layer is decorated with a divine face and a dragon and phoenix pattern in the form of a tangible representation in four equal parts. The eyes of the divine face become the eyes of the dragon and the phoenix at the same time. An anchor-shaped symbol is inlaid in the center of the dragon and phoenix pattern, which represents the establishment of the Han Dynasty. On the surface of the second layer,  Generous, Duke Lu…” signed <Han Gaozu>. Records of the Great Grandfather Historical Records The composition of this vessel is unique and the carving is exquisite and beautiful. In addition, the object’s differential weathering,  diffusive markings, and calcification signs, all make the object a wonderful Han Dynasty large open-worked jade bi.