Bi disc 兽面纹玉璧 - ROM2015_14861_20

ROM2015_14861_20

Bi disc 兽面纹玉璧

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 1644-1911
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
Diameter 27.5 cm, diameter of hole 5.9 cm, and thickness 0.9 cm
Object number: 927.19.230
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
Not on view
Description

It is of opaque mottled dark green and brown stone with large areas of calcification, possibly made by non-natural process. The disc has similar décor on both faces: two zones of decoration separated and bordered by narrow plain bands. Within the inner zone, incised lines create "basketry" pattern with lightly incised spirals in some of the diamond shaped divisions. At the outer border, a series of seemingly random curving grooves and four very faintly incised bovine type heads with bird heads to either side. It is form of imitating antiquity style.

玉质青灰色,有人工染褐色沁。玉璧表面纹饰分两区,外区为阴刻的兽面纹及鸟纹,内区为蒲纹及涡纹。仿汉代玉璧造型。

Collection:
China
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