Disk (bi 璧)

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 15.9 x 1.7 cm (6 1/4 x 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts, Charlottesville, Virginia
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1987.6a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Ceremonial object: disk (bi)

Keywords
China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1976
Charlottesville/Albemarle Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts, Charlottesville, VA, to 1976

From 1976
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Charlottesville/Albemarle Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts in 1976 [1]

Notes:

[1] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (FSC-P-2223) to the Freer Permanent Collection on May 22, 1987. It entered the Freer Study Collection sometime in 1976 (see Curatorial Note 5, Kate Theimer, January 17, 1996, in object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Charlottesville/Albemarle Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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