2078
2078
A JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2078
A JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
the jade bi disc well carved overall with relief spirals embellished with incised lines on both sides, the calcified stone of honey-brown tone with russet mottling 
7 cm., 2 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

A bi of similar spiral decoration, in the Hubei Provincial Museum, is illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji, vol. 3, Shijiazhuang, 1993, pl. 261, together with another related bi, pl. 262. 

Bi shapes with wide central apertures are known from as early as the Neolithic period, and in Chinese literature the term bi is mentioned in the Zhou li (Rites of Zhou) of the 2nd century B.C. where it symbolises Heaven.

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