From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Bi (Jade)
Object Number 30-8-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made Early Han Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Jade | Serpentine
Technique Carved | Polished

Jade bi, or disc of heaven. The color is a dull yellow ochre with worn rough blotches; bits of greenish conglomorate appear here and there. The hole has a bevel of 3/8" slant on one side and 5/16" on the other. Said to be early Han and from the same grave as 30-8-2.

Credit Line Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

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