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Antique Chinese Carved Mottled Jade Bi Disc - 5" Diameter - Collectors Quality

Antique Chinese Carved Mottled Jade Bi Disc - 5" Diameter - Collectors Quality

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Antique Chinese Carved Mottled Spinach Jade Disc Bi - 5" Diameter. In Beautiful Condition - Collector's Quality (likely neolithic)

A bi is a flat jade disc with a circular hole in the center. Neolithic bi are undecorated, while those of later periods of China, like the Zhou dynasty, bear increasingly ornate surface carving (particularly in a hexagonal pattern) whose motifs represented deities associated with the sky (four directions) as well as standing for qualities and powers the wearer wanted to invoke or embody.
As laboriously crafted objects, they testify to the concentration of power and resources in the hands of a small elite.

* Weight: 7.3 oz.

*** Age consistent wear. Please look closely at photos as part of item description, the product in the images is the one you will receive and are sold "as is" ***
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