The standard pointed head shape Gui was first seen in the Shang Dynasty and prevailed in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. It is usually the ritual utensil of ancient emperors or nobility who worshipping the ancestors or show identity.
The front of this jade Gui has misty soaked-induced gray and brown color.There are obvious traces of use.
The front is engraved with raised moire patterns. The left and right sides are symmetrically connected at the top. There are thin line decorations in between.
A beast face pattern is engraved in the middle: double long eyebrows, oval eyes, beast nose and huge mouth represented by moiré patterns. Below the animal face are four thick concave lines.
The back is unadorned, mottled and light brown.
There are holes in the bottom of the Jade Gui to hang accessories or pendant ropes.
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