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Lot 6852: QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI

Important Asian Fine Art, Paintings, & Jewelry Auction

by Mega International Auction Inc.

December 17, 2016

San Gabriel, CA, USA

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  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
  • QIJIA CULTURE JADE DISC, BI
   
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Description: The Qijia Culture jade disc carved in uneven and rounded form, the center hole drilled in tapering fashion, the jade is of yellowish and russet color with mottled interior.
Qijia Culture period.
Diameter: 3 in (7.6 cm)


齊家玉瑗
此玉瑗側面有切割及打孔痕跡,玉瑗青白玉質,表面受沁,色米黃見雜朱紅,部分鈣化如雞骨色。表面滿刻雲穀紋和S線型紋飾,刻工繁複工整,在工具並不發達的當時,雕琢實為不易。《爾雅·釋器》中又說:「好倍肉謂之瑗,肉好若一謂之環。」這就是說,外邊的寬度是中孔直徑的二分之一的玉器叫「瑗」,外邊的寬度和中孔圓的直徑正好相等的玉器叫「環」。此件孔徑正好是外環寬度的兩倍,所以為瑗。《荀子·大略》:「聘人以,問士以璧,召人以瑗,絕人以玦,反絕以環。」可知其用處。

Dimensions: Diameter: 3 in (7.6 cm)

Date: Qijia Culture period.

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