29. Han Dynasty Inscribed Open-worked Jade Bi w/ reign Title Jianyuan, w/extension , H. 36 cms, W.22, T. 0.7cm

本器和田黃玉雕琢, 形制為鏤空出廓玉璧. 出廓部分頂端飾相向雙龍托天門, 下方中央為天帝, 天帝蹲立於雙龍合體神獸之上, 左右飾相背雙鳳.璧分兩層, 外層飾鏤空龍鳳紋, 內層雙面陰刻篆體銘文, 正反面銘文相同, 均取材自: 輪台詔”常提掖搜索,問以所聞。今邊塞未正,闌出不禁,障候長吏使卒獵獸,以皮肉為利,卒苦而烽火乏,失亦上集不得,後降者來,若捕生口虜,乃知之。當今務,在禁苛暴,止擅賦,力本農,修馬復令””落款劉徹. 孔內飾篆體建元二字. 本器雕工精湛, 各紋飾的呈現 細膩宛約, 加以差異風化, 擴散暈沁色, 溶蝕孔, 石灰沁等古玉跡象明顯, 是漢代出廓銘文玉璧精品.(來源:  家族百年收藏)

The object is carved with yellow tone Hetian jade in the shape of an open-worked jade bi with extension. The top of the extension is decorated with facing double dragons supporting the Heavenly Gate, and the lower center is the Heavenly Emperor decorated with open-work dragon and phoenix motifs. The inner layer has double-sided inscriptions in the seal script Luntai Decree.  This object is exquisitely carved. With differential weathering, diffusive markings, and dissolved pits.  It is one of the most valuable jade bi of the Han Dynasty.