齊家文化玉圭, Qijia Culture Jade Kwei, L.30.5cm

 

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Kwei is one of the six ritual jades. Later on, kwei has developed into an instrument to measure time. Carved with green jade, this Qijia Cultural jade has the one-directional hole drilling style of Qijia jade. Antiquity evidence has diffeb6rential weathering, dissolved pits, cleaving vein, and exposed crystal plane. (left image is Longshan Cultubnre with the inscription of Qing Dynasty kwei, a collection of National Palace Mu2711b3cb34f4bf951109b29ab387f9d7seum.)
圭為六器之一, 本器綠玉雕琢, 上下兩端平直, 上端較寬, 平而薄, 下端柄部較厚, 外緣仍留有切割痕跡, 柄部有一孔, 單向鑽法. 古玉跡象有差異風化, 曝露晶面.《法曹圭臬》收錄椽吏故事,將椽吏分為審檢官、椽屬、獄官及律師四類,舉出書記、小吏等之仁德者、廉明者及貪酷者之善惡實例,使為小吏之人亦能體恤百姓之苦,而能夠以德愛人.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size:7
  6. condition: 10