Eastern Han Jade Pixie東漢辟邪獸, L.30cm

Carved with green tone Hetian jade, this pixie has a pipe which is able to eject fire on the top of the nose, on both sides of the hip, low relief motif of fire are shown to confirm the main theme. The wings on both sides of the body have shrunk into smaller size. Calcification is the major evidence to prove its antiquity.  东汉辟邪兽, L.30cm。 本器和田水料青玉雕琢, 两侧饰汉代风格羽翼纹, 大腿上方饰浅浮雕火纹, 昂首怒目, 鼻头有二长管呈喷火状, 四肢呈现极度张力, 古玉迹象有增生晶体, 扩散晕沁色及钙化。

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 1017009626
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:10
6. condition: 9