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Bi with cut out dragon (46263)

Bi with cut out dragon

 

black jade Shang-Hongshan Culture (2000-1600 BCE) | h7 w7 d 2.5 | h8.25 w7 d2.5″ (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.