2069
2069
A YELLOW JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
Estimation
60 00080 000
Lot. Vendu 162,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
2069
A YELLOW JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD
Estimation
60 00080 000
Lot. Vendu 162,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A YELLOW JADE DISC, BI
WARRING STATES PERIOD

the circular bi disc well carved overall with relief comma spirals embellished with incised lines on both sides, all enclosed between narrow, raised borders, the stone of pale yellow tone with minor calcification


4.5 cm., 1 3/4 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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