The present disc is made of a dark, translucent jade, and appears similar in stone quality, size, and thickness to a bi illustrated in Shu-P'ing Teng, Neolithic Jades in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1992, pl. 47. Consider as well another disc of similar size, slightly thicker, and of a similar stone in the National Museum of History, Taiwan, attributed to the Late Neolithic period, c. 2000, illustrated in John Johnston and Chan Lai Pik, 5000 Years of Chinese Jade : Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Exhibition, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 2011; and a larger disc of similar stone quality sold in these rooms 17 September, 2003, lot 24, attributed to the Neolithic period, 3rd/2nd millennium B.C.
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