Antiquities

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Bi Disk speckled green and grey jade (48185)

speckled green and grey jade, Qijia Culture (2200 – 1700 BCE) | h20 w20 d0.5″

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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