Classification: Ceremonial Object

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527 objects
F1919.52

Fitting?

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1919.52

Object in form of oval rod surmounted by thick semicircular knob; mottled tones of reddish brown partially covered with gray and cream areas of incipient disintegration; decoration: carved in low relief, a chevronlike form on each side of the knob; surface smooth and lustrous. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1918.23

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1918.23

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; biconically bored, leaving slight median ridge; mottled light and dark gray on obverse; reddish-brown and yellow spots on reverse; both sides almost covered with chalky white decomposition; proportions irregular; surface rough from erosion. (Old chips and breaks.) Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1917.384

One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.384

Tubular ring with four angles slightly projecting, a variation of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮, possibly a bracelet; translucent, mottled creams, browns, and traces of gray green; light sprinklings of incipient disintegration; decoration: channeled and in low relief; four rectangles with t’ao-t’ieh [taotie] 饕餮 masks carved in two planes and meeting in center of face. …

F1917.348

Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph and decorated edge

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.348

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving rough median ridge; darkly mottled green and golden brown; bluish-gray frosting and veins of incipient disintegration; scattered granular pittings; decoration: lightly incised, a device on obverse, birds, arrows and geometric pattern around outer rim. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1917.50

Disk (bi 璧) with knobs

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.50

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving slight median ridge; richly mottled olive greens and tan to golden browns with scattered, lighter, translucent strata, small blackish area near rim on one side only; profuse delicate veinings with earth incrustations; decoration: grain pattern in form of semi circular knobs in …

F1916.504

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.504

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored mostly from one side; mottled light to dark shades of brown with scattered spots of greenish translucent strata; profuse grayish coating of disintegration, especially in veins and breaks; proportions and surface contours uneven. (Rim and some surface areas roughened with chips and cracks.) Acquired with a …

F1916.503

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.503

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving pronounced median ridge; closely mottled shades of green and golden to dark browns with spots of translucent strata; partially covered with smooth gray incipient disintegration; long shallow gouges or saw marks on both surfaces. (Rim rough and broken in several areas.) Acquired …

F1916.380

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.380

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored conically leaving ridge near edge; mottled rich greens with brown veins and silvery strata; some areas of white disintegration on obverse, more plentiful on reverse; proportions irregular. (Rim slightly chipped and one break.) Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1914.66a-b

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1914.66a-b

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides; rich cream color with tan mottlings and an area at the rim on both sides of bright orange-brown; irregular in circumference and thickness. (Three rough areas on rim.)

F1911.444

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1911.444

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving a pronounced median ridge; rich mottled browns with excessive white disintegration, one area near rim completely decomposed on both sides; proportions irregular; surface rough with cracks and pits of decomposition. (Rim broken and chipped.) Acquired with a box, now lost.