Bi disc 玉璧 - ROM2014_14067_9


Bi disc 玉璧

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 3rd millennium BC
Period: Neolithic Period Liangzhu culture
Diameter 24.1 cm; Thickness 1.1 cm; Diameter of perforation 4.6 cm
Object number: 928.12.38
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
Not on view

It is of opaque dark brown stone with areas of russet, yellow and green with a smooth matt polish. Cut in an almost perfect circle so that the outer ede is slightly concave. The central hole was worked from both sides causing a low ridge closer to one side than the other. Bishop White purchased this along with a few other jades from a dealer in Shanghai; They all came from the collection of Wu Dacheng, a 19th century scholar/official.


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