[collection name]: Han Dynasty Gaogu inkstone
[collection quantity]: one piece
[introduction to collection]: Han Dynasty was an era of strong national strength, vast territory and prosperous economy in Chinese history. In the academic and literary aspects, it inherited the culture of pre Qin Dynasty and different regions, opened up a new trend of the times, and created the Han Dynasty civilization which attracted worldwide attention and had a great impact on the formation and development of Chinese traditional culture. Therefore, the Han Dynasty is also an era of carrying on the past and opening up the future. Art, as a product of spirit, reflects the concept and consciousness of a specific era. The rise and fall as well as the style and features are all created by the cultural environment of that era, of course, jade art is no exception. In the Han Dynasty, on the one hand, the Confucian tradition of "gentlemen value jade" was inherited and carried forward; On the other hand, the praying for immortality and immortality led to the prevalence of thick burial, which coincided with the Confucian doctrine of filial piety. All these laid an important foundation for the development of Han Dynasty jade into another peak in the history of Chinese jade.
In Yang Shidao's poem "Yong Yan", it is said that "round pool is like water, light Han is like smoke." This is about the gentle description of inkstone. But Fan Chengda said, "in my dream, who is singing in decline? I feel that Shi you is in the book curtain." They regard inkstones as their "stone friends"“ Taking a good inkstone is better than Gongbi ", a good friend who has been with literati for thousands of years, is still on our study desk, continuing to convey this touch of literati feelings.
Gaogu jade is mostly used by emperors and nobles. It has profound connotations in materials, production technology and cultural atmosphere. In addition to appreciating the jade carving skills of the ancients and appreciating the historical and cultural connotation of high ancient jade, playing with a piece of high ancient jade is like reading the legend of a historical era. The human story deduced by the ancient jade in the hand is indistinct. The ancient meaning is harmonious and the human jade is smart. The mood of the player can not be expressed in words. This collection is "Zhan Han Gao ancient jade inkstone" with small shape and round shape. The inkstone is light and thin. The surface of the inkstone is smooth, which can be compared with that of the stone inkstone. The carving skill of the inkstone is skilled, and the shape shows the style of the Han Dynasty stone carving art, simple and vivid.