漢代四靈青玉座 尺寸: 長 36 cm

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四靈青玉座
尺寸: 長 36 cm
說明: 本器青玉雕琢四靈, 四靈獸為青龍、白虎、朱雀、玄武。青龍為東方之神;白虎為西方
之神;朱雀為南方之神;玄武為北方之神。《三輔黃圖》曰:“青龍、白虎、朱雀、
玄武, 天之四靈,以正四方,王者制宮闕殿閣取法焉。本四靈青玉座可能用作紙鎮或
筆架, 本器古玉跡象有差異風化及鈣化跡象.
年代: 漢代

Han Dynasty Jade Pixiu Plaque, L.25.5cm, W.20.5cm, T.0.2cm, 248grams

 

88GL5310

Applying the techniques of low relief and open work, this Han Dynasty artifact presents one god’s face, three divines and eighteen mythical animals on the jade plaque as thin as 0.2cm. The appearances of all figures which may be only the head, half and whole body of the mythical animals have been depicted vividly. Despite the difficulty of workmanship, the lines of the objects on the artifact are presented smoothly and elegantly,it is no doubt that this artifact is a masterpiece in jade carving.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 9
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 8
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:8
6. condition: 10

Western Han Dynasty Jade Rhinoceros, L. 22cm, H. 14cm

Carved with white jade, this jade container has the shape rhino with the young rhino standing on  the cover. Serving as a vessel containing wine, the whole body is decorated with low relief of auspicious motif. The main motif is a phoenix fabricated with stripes with Han Dynasty style. The major antiquity evidences are calcification and differential weathering.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 9
2. rareness: 8
3. historical and cultural significance: 8
4. workmanship: 9
5. size:8
6. condition: 10