漢玉鷹, Han Dynasty Jade Eagle, H.6cm

 

 

在中國文字中, 鷹, 熊與英雄同音, 此外, 鷹係飛禽中的強者, 而熊係走獸中的強, 漢代國力強大, 玉器中, 以鷹及熊為主題者十分常見. 本器青玉雕琢, 形制為玉鷹, 翅膀肥碩, 強勁有力, 嘴巴延伸為飛天羽毛, 貼在腹部形成一孔, 可能作為掛環之用, 古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色及差異風化. In the Chinese characters, eagle and bear have the same pronunciation of hero. Eagle is powerful in birds while the beer is powerful in the beasts. The Han Dynasty is a great dynasty in the Chinese history. As a result, eagle and bear are very popular jade motifs. Carved with green tone jade, the object is eagle with bosom and strong wings, the beat has extended with a flying feather to connect the chest to form a hole for hanging. Antiquity evidences include diffusive markings and differential weathering.

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漢代玉熊,Han Dynasty Jade Bear, H.8cm, W.3cm

 

slide0365_image017本器青玉雕琢。熊呈站立之姿,扭身側首表情靦腆憨厚,狀甚可愛。體態肥碩,垂乳凸肚,前肢揚起搔撓後腦,耳後長鬃毛下披,《史記.楚世家》載:「高陽者,黃帝之孫,昌意之子也。」楚的先祖為顓頊帝高陽氏,有熊氏黃帝之後。漢承楚風,玉熊展現的則是浪漫與寫實高度結合,其造型比例及動作準確。本器古玉跡象為鈣化及溶蝕孔. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a standing bear with one hand scratching her head. showing an expression of simple and honest. Antiquity evidences are dissolved pits and calcification.

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漢鷹紋玉帶釦, L.8cm,W.2cm

 

本器青玉雕琢, 以回首臥鷹作為紋飾, 淺浮雕刀法, 設計簡潔, 刀工流暢,古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色, 冰裂紋及鈣化. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a belt button decorated with an eagle facing backward. Low relief carving with simple and nice lines. Antiquity evidences are diffusive markings, cleaving vein and calcification. For any questions, please write to Prof. Chen.