The Western Han Dynasty Jade Baldric Swan

Western Han Dynasty

Size: 16.2 cm long, 7.3 cm wide

Content: sapphire sheet. Deep color, dark green, flat single carving. The pattern for the crane fly, smooth lines, natural look. "Book of Songs" in the "white fat white Ze" records, so far in the Eurasian multi language in "white bird" refers to the swan. The word first appeared in the Tang Dynasty Li Shangyin's poem "Phoenix police plucked, AC fan blowing swan". Because of its white plumage, graceful posture, loud calls and loyal behavior, the swan is invariably regarded as a symbol of purity, loyalty and nobility. They are considered the day's Messenger, is "the phoenix".