Warring States Jade Priests, Height 29 and 30 cm, width 11.4 and 11.8 cm

 

Carved with white jade, the objects are couples of male and female priests. Wearing hats decorated with animal horns, the priests stand on special stand with dragons attached on the two sides and phoenix head with loose ring hangs on the beat. The priests  are practicing a worship with thumb and index fingers raising up. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering, diffusive markings, dissolved pits and cleaving veins. Workmanship of these unique and rare priests are excellent.

 

Warring States Jade Eagle Stand

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xia (1)Carved with white jade, this jade eagle stand has a design style full of Shang Dynasty flavor. Both the back and the chest of the eagle are decorated with Shang Dynasty hook notched weapon. Different from typical round design, the wings are decorated with inverse V shape sharp blade on which square cloud and connected cloud motif with incise line are decorated. The whole body are also decorated with connected square thunder motif following the Xia Dynasty. A baby eagle with the head head facing down is sitting under the belly of the mother. The whole object has a mysterious atmosphere in addition to special artistic design.