古玉紋飾的網紋應該稱為簟蓆紋The Net Motif on Antique Jades Should be Called Bamboo Sheet Motif

中國古玉紋飾不但美麗, 而且意義深遠. 在主紋飾上或補白處均施以各種形狀的圖騰. 其中網狀紋是十分普遍的. 簟蓆是商周禮儀器物之一, 也有神聖的涵義. 古玉器大都具有禮器的性質. 因此, 古玉紋飾的網紋應該稱為簟蓆紋, 以符合古玉的特性(兩眉毛間的菱形象徵靈魂通天之窗).

The design difference between Spring-Autumn and Han Dynasty jade tiger plaques

The jade tiger plaques in the Spring-Autumn period are carved with symmetrical motifs on both sides of the jade tiger plaques while those of the Han Dynasty are carved with different motifs on each side. In terms of artistic design, the jade tiger plaques of the Spring-Autumn period are a two-dimensional presentation while the Han Dynasty jade tiger plaques are a three-dimensional presentation. (The one on the left and the one below are the Han Dynasty jade tiger plaques from The National Palace Museum, the bottom left is the jade tiger plaque of the Spring-Autumn period from The Palaceantique Collection USA).