Antiquities

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Bi Disk Pale Jade (48184)

pale jade with dark areas, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age (2910 – 2040 BCE) | h21.75 w21.75″ | h24 w22 d5″ (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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