Antiquities

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Bi Disk Grey and Brown Jade (48115)

grey and brown jade, Qijia Culture (2200 – 1700 BCE) | h13.875 w13.875″ | h15.75 w13.75 d3.5″ (with stand)

The bi is a circular ancient Chinese jade artifact. The earliest bi were produced in the Neolithic period by the Liangzhu culture (3400-2250 BC). Later examples date from the Shang, Zhou, and Han dynasties. They were also made in glass.

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