2067
2067
A WHITE JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
Estimation
70 00090 000
Lot. Vendu 200,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
2067
A WHITE JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
Estimation
70 00090 000
Lot. Vendu 200,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A WHITE JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
the circular bi disc carved in relief on both sides with a field of comma spirals set within narrow raised borders, the semi-translucent stone finely polished with some russet inclusions 
6.5 cm., 2 9/16 in.
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Description

The circular jade disc, bi, have long been regarded as the quintessential ancient Chinese jade.  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 symbolizes Heaven.

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