Disk (bi 璧)

A tortoise shell-colored disk of plain form; yellowish jade with brown and black cloudy russet markings, and unpolished areas along the outer edge. The aperture drilled from one side.

Maker(s)
Artist: Qijia culture 齊家 (ca. 2250 - ca.1900 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 2500 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 13.1 × 0.6 cm (5 3/16 × 1/4 in)
Geography
Northwest China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.743
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Ceremonial object

Keywords
China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Desmond Gure 1905 - 1970
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

A tortoise shell-colored disk of plain form; yellowish jade with brown and black cloudy russet markings, and unpolished areas along the outer edge. The aperture drilled from one side.

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

Copyright with museum

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