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JADE CARVED RITUAL DAGGER ORNAMENT

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Lot 6974
The jade ritual ornament carved in the form of a dagger, with a stringing hole on the carved handle, the jade is of celadon yellow color tone with russet.
Shang Dynasty period.
Length: 12 1/2 in (31.8 cm)


商 玉戈
玉質為灰白玉。器表有黃、黑、褐色沁斑,無胡直內戈,上下刃近內部有扉棱。戈是商周流行的一種兵器,以玉為戈始見於二裡頭文化,其後流行於商、周兩代。由於玉石本身質地堅脆,無法將玉戈用於實戰搏擊,且大量出土的玉戈無使用痕跡,可知商周時期的玉戈應是一種儀仗器。

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JADE CARVED RITUAL DAGGER ORNAMENT

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Dec 17, 2016