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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A Collection of Hongshan Culture Jade Eagle 紅山文化玉鷹集

Like jade dragon, jade eagle is one of the major jade form in Hongshan Culture. The design of jade eagles of Hongshan Culture may be grouped into two major categories: the abstract design and realistic design. In abstract design, the eagle has a square structure with head shrinks into the body. In realistic design, the head of the eagle has shown neck. In theory, abstract form eagle may be assumed to exist in earlier period of the Hongshan Culture, while the more realistic form appeared later. All the images here are from the museums all over the world, the lower right image is from the Palaceantique Gallery Collection. 玉鷹與玉龍同為紅山文化之主要圖騰. 紅山文化玉鷹的呈現可大別分為抽象式及寫實式兩大類: 抽象式玉鷹, 頭內縮接近於肩平行, 寫實式玉鷹則頭部高於翅膀, 尾部個別羽毛明顯. 本文所採樣本均為中外博物館之收藏, 右下方之玉鷹則為皇宮古玉齋藏品.