雙S形龍鳳穀紋玉珮: 戰國時期 和闐青白玉質
Double S-shapes Dragon&Phoenix grain jade:
Epoch of Warring States.
Dragon is the most sacred in the type of Mythical Animals. Its body is unpredictable which can be small or huge; short or long. It rises to the sky in spring and hides in the abyss when the autumnal equinox comes.
"Huainazi"form The Primary Anthology said:
Joao Long, lurked in the sea, and hatched eggs in the mausoleum, male above and female below. Growing up into a dragon shape shows its essence. People see the Dragon soaring in the sky, with the ability to control the wind and rain.
From the above records, it can be seen that the dragon is an unpredictable animal in the imagination of Chinese civilization. People think it can be huge, thin, short or long. It can be fly up and down.There is no certain habitat. In spring, it ascends to the sky, and in the autumn equinox, it lurks in the abyss and turns into a mirage.
Among the high ancient jades, we often see many dragon shaped patterns. We know from these ancient jades that dragons have horns and feet. Most of them are rise to the cloud ,fly into the sky or into the water. It’s quite awe inspiring. Therefore, it is often carved to fall on the body of a person or a bird and use its mouth for nibbling.
This double S-shaped dragon and Phoenix Valley jade which owns by collector with a width of 23.5cm, a length of 8cm and a thickness of 0.7cm, that can be called huge.
The head of the dragon looks back. The smooth transverse S-shaped body is curled again. The tail of the back part of the body is drawn back. A phoenix stands above the tail end. The head of the Phoenix looks back too. There is a circular Ruyi decoration with the body of the dragon. The tail of the Phoenix is cocked up.
There is no common hole in this kind of jade Pei, and the size is huge, which is not suitable for wearing. It should be using by emperor to sacrifice, pray for rain or the ornamental jade and collection of the palace.
The color of this collection is lime with some cinnabar and mercury. Itself’s quality and color showing the whole piece of jade is momentum and smooth; dynamic and beautiful, with natural charm. It fully shows the high level aesthetic of the ancient royalty, and the top artistic creation of the ancient craftsman, which is really rare.