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《Cultural Relics of Central China》 2007-01
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On the Confederation of the Gold and Jade Artifacts

Huang Cuimei and Li Jianwei  
In addition to inheriting former traditions, jade objects of the Eastern Zhou period also intensely inspired by objects of other materials, among which the gold objects especially played a key role. During the Eastern Zhou period, the impact of gold objects on ornamental style of jade carving has manifested in several aspects, such as the arrangement of surface decorations, the application of special motifs, and the emphasizing of three - dimensional effects etc. The stylistic transformation between gold and jade objects of this period has not merely been the mutual replacement of the gold and jade as material, more importantly, in accordance with characteristic of different material, artifacts made of jade and gold not only passively imitated each other but have developed unique formal languages consisting of new aesthetic values and symbolic meanings of their own.
【CateGory Index】: K876.43;K876.8
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