戰國玉蟬, Warring States Chalcedony Cicada, H.9cm, W.6cm, T.1cm

 

 

6411蟬經常停於樹上高處, 飲露水為生, 其清高的生活習性令人嚮往, 玉蟬的形制, 常見於紅山文化, 良渚文化, 商周各朝, 本器戰國玉蟬, 材質為岫岩玉, 硬度較軟, 受刀. 背面頭部飾鳳鳥淺浮雕, 蟬翼飾螭龍淺浮雕. 此玉蟬反映人性的矛盾, 一來嚮往蟬的清高, 一來又忘不了龍鳳所象徵的富貴, 這就是古玉對我們人生態度的提醒嗎? Carved with chalcedony, the objects are  pair of cicada. Low relief carving with phoenix on the head and dragons on the wing. The bottom is decorated with low relief spade shape belly. Additive crystals and calcification are the antiquity evidences. (Ancient tool marks appear on the bottom side.) Cicada is popular as as a jade form because the simplicity and purity natures the cicada attributed. However, the motifs on the cicada are auspices and noble characters which the dragons and phoenix to signify, is this a contradiction ?

Proverb: Advice should be viewed from behind( Swedish )

戰國玉龍珮, Warring States Jade Dragon, L.4.3cm, H.2.5cm

 

 

b6自從紅山文化以來, 各種形狀的龍便成為圓雕或片雕玉器的主要圖騰,  本器青玉雕琢, 全身飾如意雲紋淺浮雕, 雙面對稱, 龍身呈匍匐狀, 龍首向後, 神態憨厚可愛, 古玉跡象為擴散暈沁色及鈣化. Carved with pale tone jade, this jade dragon plaque has a crouching posture with the head facing backward, with symmetrical motif on both sides, the diffusive marking and calcification antiquity evidences are presented.( lower left is a Ming Dynasty jade plaque from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

Proverb: Home is where the heart is (Roman ).

戰國玉蟬, Warring States Jade Cicada, H.2.5cm, W. 1.5cm

 

 

641蟬經常停於樹上高處, 此外, 蟬飲露水為生, 其清高的生活習性令人嚮往, 《唐詩別裁》曰:「咏蟬者每咏其聲,此獨尊其品格。」駱賓王《在獄咏蟬》便有:「無人信高潔。」之語。李商隱《蟬》亦有「本以高難飽,我亦舉家清」之句。虞世南《蟬》也有「居高聲自遠,非是藉秋風。」在玉器中, 玉蟬即常見於紅山文化, 良渚文化, 商周各朝, 本器戰國玉蟬, 青玉雕琢, 雙面紋飾對稱, 縱向中央鑽孔.蟬的各部位, 眼睛, 前足, 後足, 蟬翼均精確雕出, 採陰刻淺浮雕技法. 古玉跡象為鈣化. Carved with pale tone jade, the object is a cicada with symmetrical motifs on both sides, there is a hole at the center vertically goes through for the purpose of hanging. Detail parts of front legs, back legs and wing are well carved with incise and low relief style.  Calcification is the main evidence of antiquity.