University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBi [Jade]
Object Number: 30-8-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: Early Han Dynasty
Early Date: -206
Late Date: -1
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 20 (3): 4-20. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 1, Fig. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1930. Some Ancient Chinese Jades. The University Museum Bulletin. 1 (4): 15-19. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 15-19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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