紅山文化玉髮箍, Hongshan Culture Jade Hook, H.7cm, W.5.5cm

 

 

本器紅山文化髮箍, 有些文獻稱為馬蹄形器. 實際的功能尚無定論, 一說是紅山人的髮箍, 一說是引導死者靈魂通往天堂的神器.  本器紅山文化髮箍與馬形象之結合加強了後者之涵義,  髮箍與馬首及馬前足結合, 前足向後彎曲, 呈奔馳狀, 表示快速引導死者靈魂通往天堂. The function of Hongshan Culture jade hook is unknown. Two theories are common. One theory claims that it is a hair fastening tool, the other theory is that it is a medium to guide the soul of the people passed away to the heaven. The left object here strengthen the later theory by attaching the horse image to the hook to make the soul ‘s transmission to the heaven with the speed of horse galloping.

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紅山文化玉蟬, Hongshan Culture Jade Cicada, L.12cm, W.6.5cm

 

玉蟬在紅山文化中十分常見, 造型及大小亦多樣化. 本器青玉雕琢, 線條優雅簡潔, 蟬翼寬大平滑優美,腹面頸部有象dscn3408a1鼻孔. 本器古玉跡象為擴散暈沁及鈣化.Jade cicada is very popular in Hongshan Culture, this may be explained by the fact that the Hongshan people are admire the nature especially that the cicada is resting high on the tree. In addition, the life cycle of cicada has implied that life is immortal. This what everyone wants, there is no exception for the Hongshan people. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a cicada with simple design. Antiquity evidences are diffusive markings and calcification. For any questions, please write to Prof. Chen.

 

 

Rename the Chinese Name of C-Dragon

According to the president of  China Hongshan Culture Research Association, Mr. Jenson Poon, the Chinese name of C-Dragon should call 勾形龍( hook shape dragon). this website will follow this practice and will revise the name of the exiting related articles in accordance.

Hongshan Culture, C-Dragon, H. 18cm

紅山文化勾形龍珮. 長9.5cm, 寬6.5cm,厚0.3cm

 

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