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Rare Jade Corner Cup

In the cultural relics unearthed in Qin and Han Dynasties, the jade container is quite rare. There are only ten pieces in the country, and five pieces are found in the tomb of the Nanyue King in the Western Han Dynasty, and each piece is very different in style, fine in workmanship and beautiful. We can imagine that the South Vietnamese national aristocrats were banqueting guests at the time.
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Unearthed situation
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White jade (Jade angle cup) is 18.4, caliber 5.8-6.7, lip thickness 0.2 cm, weight 372.7 g

Bai Yuzhen (Yujiao Cup) was unearthed in the tomb of Wang Zhaoyu, Nanyue, Guangzhou in 1983. It is white jade, translucent, and has reddish-brown spots. The shape is like a rhinoceros horn, the mouth is oval, and the end of the cup is wrapped in a coil shape and wrapped around the lower part of the cup. The decoration on the cup is mainly a dragon. From the mouth to the bottom, the dragon's loop is wrapped around the cup, and it is gradually changed from a bas-relief to a high relief, and at the end it becomes a round sculpture. The foil pattern is a single line of lightly engraved with cloud and thunder.

This angular jade (Jade angle cup), jade is firm, warm and lustrous, is the famous Xinjiang Hetian jade. Its shape is novel and unique, and its sculpt is exquisitely crafted. The Panyu in the Han Dynasty is the distribution center of the rhinoceros ivory. This jadeite should be carved in the shape of a rhinoceros horn, and is an immortal art treasure created by the South Vietnamese jade.

Among the five jade containers, the jade angle cup (first-class cultural relic) is one of the most distinctive ones. It is carved from a single piece of white jade, hollowed out into the shape of a rhinoceros horn. According to legend, the wine glass of the rhinoceros horn can dissolve the poison. Although the jade can not detoxify, the jade craftsmen of the South Vietnamese country use the ingenuity and ingenuity to apply the knife to the shape of the jade, and comprehensively apply various techniques of jade carving, such as line carving and bas-relief. High reliefs, round carvings, etc., in the jade body cleverly laid out the layers of texture, and then carefully polished, so far the jade corner cup still flashes a gentle and moist luster.
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This piece of jade is not only a beautiful handicraft, but also a practical item that fuses legends into reality and attracts people's thoughts. It shows that jade carvings in this period have matured in the layout of the rules, the use of materials, and the use of skills. No matter from which point of view, it is a rare treasure of Chinese Hanyu. The unknown artist, if not in the chest, can create such a masterpiece.
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In the ancient West, this kind of angled cup was very popular, and the Greeks called it "coming through." As far back as 1500 BC, the Greek island of Crete had already appeared in this kind of artifact, and later found in the West Asia and Central Asia. The form of "coming through." At that time, people believed that the "coming" corner cup was a sacred object. Using it to inject alcohol can prevent poisoning. If you raise the "come through" to drink the wine, it is a tribute to the god of wine. This angular jade cup unearthed from the tomb of the Nanyue King did not find the cup holder, so every time you drink alcohol, you have to drink it, and further research is needed.

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