39. Han Dynasty 漢代未央洛陽懷舊銘文出廓玉璧, 高47.8厘米,宽39.8厘米,厚0.8厘米

本器和田白玉雕琢, 形制為出廓玉璧.  形制為出廓玉璧. 出廓部分, 中央飾由圓環圈住的篆體未央二字, 兩側飾相向龍紋, 龍身上則棲著頭部相背鳳鳥. 璧分三層, , 最外層飾龍鳳淺浮雕, 第二層飾狩獵圖淺浮雕, 最內層雕琢篆體銘文青龍白虎朱雀玄武虛實乾坤洛陽懷舊洞庭賞龜. 孔內飾蟠龍. 本器雕琢精湛而細膩, 兼具差異風化,  石灰沁, 增生晶體等古玉跡象明顯, 是漢代銘文出廓未央字樣玉璧精品. (來源:  家族百年收藏)

This vessel is carved from Hetian white jade, in the shape of a hollowed-out jade bi. The shape is an outline of a jade bi. The outer part is decorated with the two characters Weiyang in seal script surrounded by a ring, and the two sides are decorated with opposing dragon patterns. A phoenix bird with its head facing back. The bi is divided into three layers, the outermost layer is decorated with bas-reliefs of dragon and phoenix, the second layer is decorated with bas-reliefs of hunting pictures, and the innermost layer is carved with seal script inscriptions and the third layer is decorated with seal body low-relief: “青龍白虎朱雀玄武虛實乾坤洛陽懷舊洞庭賞龜, the part of the hole is decorated with crawling dragon. Inside the hole is Decorated with a crawling dragon. The object is exquisitely and delicately carved, with obvious signs of ancient jade such as differential weathering,  calcification, and additive crystals.