瑞兽体型硕大, 头似龙首,昂首平视前方,呲牙裂嘴,凶猛强悍首,头生一角,两耳尖立, 肌肉突显,四肢蹬地成战车轮。前后腿部,背部皆有浅浮雕云纹饰。羽人长发后飘,神态祥和,肩后生羽翼。此摆件工艺极其精湛,青色玉质,土沁布满于身。造型生动,是为绝品。
Spring and Autumn Period, A Fine and Rare Celadon Jade Minotaur as Chariot Carrying Treasures Guided by Fairy as Finial on Jun and with Four Locking Wheels
This monumental animal sculpture is carved from a large rich green jade boulder. The body is prominently accentuated with taunt muscles evoking power and incised with geometric swirl scrolls to show mythical masculine strength.
Manotaur, “Winged quadrupeds, a common feature of Babylonian and Assyrian imagery, seems to have reached China in the Han Period through her exploration and expansion westward.”

  • Length: 14.4 in (36.5 cm)

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